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VOLUME 24 , ISSUE 5 ( May, 2020 ) > List of Articles

EDITORIAL

Postintensive Care Syndrome: The Aftermath

Keywords : Cognitive dysfunction, Intensive care, Outcomes, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Quality of life

Citation Information : Postintensive Care Syndrome: The Aftermath. Indian J Crit Care Med 2020; 24 (5):293-294.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23437

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-05-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Postintensive care syndrome (PICS) is a frequent but underrecognized entity. It signifies a new or worsening impairment in cognitive, psychiatric, or physical disabilities arising during critical illness and persisting long afterward. The article discusses the data presented in an accompanying original article in a cohort of Indian patients. The multiple domains of disabilities affect the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) for months to years. The editorial introduces the subject providing a brief overview of the current literature. Preventive and treatment strategies involving a multidisciplinary collaboration is necessary for good outcomes.


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