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Recently the MINDS-USA trial evaluated the use of haloperidol or ziprasidone for delirium in critical illness. Before jumping into the results of this study, it will help to establish a couple of foundational principles. Overall, antipsychotics don’t reverse the underlying pathophysiologic causes of delirium. However, antipsychotics can be useful to alleviate symptoms of agitation and insomnia, allowing the patient to be managed safely while delirium... Read More | Comment
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The emotional aftermath of critical illness/injury is something that often catches people by surprise but can have a significant impact on daily life. People who have been critically ill/injured often describe difficulty with anxiety, depression, and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder such as nightmares, flashbacks, and insomnia. The emotional disruption seen with PICS is complex and may stem from various causes. A history of anxiety... Read More | Comment
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As physicians, we frequently care for patients with depression and suicidal ideations. On occasion, we may also have to treat patients who have actively attempted suicide via methods such as medication overdose or self-inflicted gunshot wounds. However, physicians are also not immune to depression and suicide. While the estimated lifetime prevalence of depression in physicians has been found to be approximately the same as the... Read More | Comment
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Clinical massage and guided imagery may have a substantial, positive impact on patients' comfort at a very low cost, according to a study published in Critical Care Nurse. Researchers with Beaumont Health System in Royal Oak, Michigan, found that patients' self-reported pain and anxiety scores improved immediately after a clinical massage, while other patients who listened to a guided-imagery recording found the intervention to be... Read More | Comment