Cognitive stimulation in ICU patients: should we pay more attention? Critical care 2013, 17: 158
Turon, M., et al.
Advances in ICUs have raised survival rates, but they have highlighted the need to reduce the morbidity of ICU patients and improve their short- and long-term functional outcomes. Frequently these patients, especially with acute respiratory distress syndrome, present neurocognitive impairments that extend beyond their acute phase and hospital stay and lead to significant deficits in quality of life.