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Depth of Sedation and ICU Mortality

Spiegler, Peter MD

doi: 10.1097/CPM.0b013e318285af77
Pulmonary Trends

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.

The author declares that he has nothing to disclose.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.