Prevalence and risk factors for delirium in critically ill patients with COVID-19 (COVID-D): a multicentre cohort study.


Pun B. T. , Badenes R., Heras La Calle G., Orun O. M. , Chen W., Raman R., ...More

The Lancet. Respiratory medicine, vol.9, pp.239-250, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s2213-2600(20)30552-x
  • Title of Journal : The Lancet. Respiratory medicine
  • Page Numbers: pp.239-250

Abstract

Background To date, 750 000 patients with COVID-19 worldwide have required mechanical ventilation and thus are at high risk of acute brain dysfunction (coma and delirium). We aimed to investigate the prevalence of delirium and coma, and risk factors for delirium in critically ill patients with COVID-19, to aid the development of strategies to mitigate delirium and associated sequelae.