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Delirium in a Latin American intensive care unit. A prospective cohort study of mechanically ventilated patients

Overview of attention for article published in Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva, January 2017
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Title
Delirium in a Latin American intensive care unit. A prospective cohort study of mechanically ventilated patients
Published in
Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva, January 2017
DOI 10.5935/0103-507x.20170058
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Authors

Mesa, Patricia, Previgliano, Ignacio José, Altez, Sonia, Favretto, Silvina, Orellano, María, Lecor, Cinthya, Soca, Ana, Wesley, Ely, Ely, E Wesley

Abstract

To establish the prevalence of delirium in a general intensive care unit and to identify associated factors, clinical expression and the influence on outcomes. This 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. In this series, delirium prevalence was 80% (N = 184 delirious patients out of 230 patients). The number of patients according to delirium psychomotor subtypes was as follows: 11 hyperactive patients (6%), 9 hypoactive patients (5%) and 160 mixed patients (89%). Multiple logistic regression modeling using delirium as the dependent outcome variable (to study the risk factors for delirium) revealed that age > 65 years, history of alcohol consumption, and number of mechanical ventilation days were independent variables associated with the development of delirium. The multiple logistic regression model using hospital mortality as the dependent outcome variable (to study the risk factors for death) showed that severity of illness, according to the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II, mechanical ventilation for more than 7 days, and sedation days were all independent predictors for excess hospital mortality. This Latin American prospective cohort investigation confirmed specific factors important for the development of delirium and the outcome of death among general intensive care unit patients. In both analyses, we found that the duration of mechanical ventilation was a predictor of untoward outcomes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 87 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 16%
Researcher 13 15%
Student > Bachelor 12 14%
Student > Postgraduate 6 7%
Other 5 6%
Other 15 17%
Unknown 22 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 33 38%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 16%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 2%
Mathematics 2 2%
Computer Science 2 2%
Other 10 11%
Unknown 24 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 June 2018.
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#1,666,098
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Outputs from Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
#10
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Outputs of similar age
#54,417
of 317,961 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
#1
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