Synopsis: In a prospective cohort of ventilated patients, early deep sedation was associated with increased risk of death when controlled for severity of illness and other clinical factors.
Source: Shehabi Y, Bellomo R, Reade MC, et al. Early intensive care sedation predicts long-term mortality in ventilated critically ill patients. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012;186:724–31.
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