Abstract:ObjectiveTo establish the prevalence of delirium in a general
intensive care unit and to identify associated factors, clinical expression
and the influence on outcomes.MethodsThis was a prospective cohort study in a medical surgical intensive care
unit. The Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale and Confusion Assessment Method
for the Intensive Care Unit were used daily to identify
delirium in mechanically ventilated patients.ResultsIn this series, delirium prevalence was 80% (N = 184
delirious patients out of 230 … Show more
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