Post Intensive Care syndrome is frequent in COVID-19 survivors
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a remarkable increase in the number of critical illness survivors. These survivors are more likely to have physical, psychological, and cognitive problems known as Post-intensive care syndrome (PICS). The incidence of PICS in COVID-19 survivors is unknown.
The findings published in Annals of the American Thoracic Society on 30th April 2021 found no presence or connection with the use of benzodiazepines, steroids, or paralytics, or the length of ICU stay.
Researchers reported the prevalence of physical, psychological, and cognitive impairment among COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) survivors receiving follow-up care in an ICU recovery clinic, to look for associations between PICS and ICU-related factors, and to compare the cohort of ICU survivors who attended the post-ICU clinic to the cohort of ICU survivors who did not.
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Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)