HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Delirium in non-ventilated patients predictor of longer hospital stay

A study published today in the journal Critical Care reveals for the first time that nearly half of non-ventilated patients in intensive care units (ICU) experience delirium, which is also an independent predictor of longer hospital stay. It was previously though that this was only an issue for mechanically-ventilated ICU patients. Researchers recommend regular monitoring of all ICU patients to prevent and treat delirium, which is both harmful to patients and costly to hospitals.

Delirium occurs in 60 to 80% of mechanically ventilated patients and is independently associated with more deaths, longer stays in hospital and higher costs: every day spent in delirium is associated with a 10% higher risk of death and decreased long-term cognitive function.

E.Wesley Ely, from Vanderbilt University Medical Centre, USA, and colleagues followed a total of 261 individuals who were patients in the medical centre's intensive care unit for longer than 24 hours and did not require invasive mechanical ventilation. The patients were followed from their admission to either death or discharge from the hospital. Delirium, or a state of changing mental status, inattention and disorganised thinking, was monitored by the nursing staff and assessed using the Confusion Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit every 12 hours.

The results show that 48% of patients experienced delirium. This group of patients had a higher mortality rate: 19% of them died, compared to just 6% of patients who hadn't experienced delirium. Patients who experienced delirium at least once also had a 29% greater risk of remaining in the ICU and a 41% greater risk of remaining in the hospital. Overall, delirium was associated with a one day longer stay in the ICU and two days longer in the hospital.

"Considering the rising overall resource use and economic burden of caring for critically ill patients, our finding that ICU delirium is an independent predictor of longer stay in the
'"/>

Contact: Juliette Savin
juliette@biomedcentral.com
44-0-207-631-9931
BioMed Central
31-May-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Delirium associated with premature death
2. Fluctuating eye pressure associated with visual field deterioration in glaucoma patients
3. Comparison of obstetric outcomes between on-call and patients own obstetricians
4. Researchers find vitamin B1 deficiency key to vascular problems for diabetic patients
5. Stem cell transplantation procedure results in long-term survival for amyloidosis patients
6. Happier hospitals means healthier patients
7. Many heart attack patients still not getting emergency clot-busting treatment
8. HealthGrades study: Bariatric surgery patients have fewer complications at high-volume hospitals
9. 6 out of 10 doctors arent frustrated that patients cant lower cholesterol
10. Program announced to improve care in developing areas for patients with blood disorders
11. When minority patients have insurance and a medical home, their health care improves

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/1/2020)... ... April 01, 2020 , ... Velocidy Bio ’s Dutch biotech partner, Molecular ... that decreases the testing time for SARS-CoV-2 to eight minutes, compared to current systems ... a shoebox could perform a hundred and eighty (180) amplification runs a day, an ...
(Date:4/1/2020)... ... April 01, 2020 , ... “Medical information is considered to ... Keller Grover LLP attorney Eric A. Grover. “For that reason, healthcare providers ... release and disclosure of medical information can, under certain circumstances, give rise to ...
(Date:3/30/2020)... ... 30, 2020 , ... Frontline Public Safety Solutions is living ... effort to keep frontline officers and the public safe in the face of ... minimizing direct contact. They are also freeing up 911 lines for genuine emergencies ...
(Date:3/28/2020)... , ... March 27, 2020 , ... ... of life as COVID-19 cases grow by the day, people of all ages ... language disorders—who have difficulties with social interactions in the best of times—the physical ...
(Date:3/28/2020)... ... March 27, 2020 , ... ... OrthoSC is now offering telemedicine as an alternative approach to seeing their ... practice’s doctors in the comfort of their own home or office using video ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/30/2020)... N.C. (PRWEB) , ... March 30, 2020 , ... ... today announced it has been recognized by Dresner Advisory Services as the #2 ... for its capabilities related to data orchestration, data transformation, and data integration for ...
(Date:3/30/2020)... , ... March 30, 2020 , ... ... Aspire Regenerative now offers telemedicine appointments in addition to in-person visits. ... that the safety and well-being of patients, health care professionals, and the community ...
(Date:3/28/2020)... Jacksonville, Florida (PRWEB) , ... March 28, 2020 , ... ... deploy and easy to use telehealth system with a virtual call center that hospitals, ... , As health organizations adapt to the coronavirus pandemic, they are looking for a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: