Navigation Links
Organ Failure, Sedative Use in ICU May Lead to Depression
Date:4/21/2009

Study examines why people suffer mood disorder after discharge

TUESDAY, April 21 (HealthDay News) -- Two factors that predict depression in people after they've been hospitalized in an intensive care unit have been identified by Johns Hopkins researchers.

Their study involved 160 people who'd been hospitalized with acute lung injury, a respiratory distress syndrome that typically requires invasive interventions, including the use of ventilators. The death rate of people with acute lung injury is about 40 percent.

The Hopkins team considered acute lung injury to be typical of intensive care unit (ICU) cases.

They analyzed data on each person's status and care while in ICU as well as information from questionnaires on depression that the study participants filled out six months after their diagnosis. About 26 percent were considered to have depression.

The study found that those who were depressed were more likely to have had greater severity of organ failure and to have received 75 milligrams or more a day of a benzodiazepine sedative.

More severe organ failure can lead to a longer period of physical recovery after people are discharged from an ICU. And this slow recovery might help explain the increased risk of depression, Dr. O. Joseph Bienvenu, an associate professor of psychiatry the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, said in a news release from the school.

However, he and his colleagues could not explain the association they found between increased risk of depression and the benzodiazepine dose given to people in the ICU.

The study was published online in the journal Critical Care Medicine.

"The hope is that as we learn more about the effect of variations in ICU care, we'll be able to predict which patients are most susceptible to depression, prevent some depression by changing ICU practices and make sure patients receive adequate mental health monitoring after discharge," Bienvenu said.

More information

The Society of Critical Care Medicine offers information about hospitalization in intensive care units.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Johns Hopkins Medicine, news release, April 10, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Preclinical study suggests organ-transplant drug may aid in lupus fight
2. NYC-area 1st: Morgan Stanley Childrens Hospital performs transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement
3. Pill box organizers increase HIV patients adherence and improve viral suppression
4. Donate Life America Dispels Myths About Organ & Tissue Donation Among Hispanics During National Hispanic Heritage Month
5. National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP), the Largest Insurance Subrogation Association in the World - Announced Today that Leslie Wiernik has Joined the Organization as Director of Education
6. HIDA Calls for Scrutiny of Group Purchasing Organization Distributor Fee Structure
7. On September 7th Local Organizations Partner to Celebrate Healthy Steps
8. National Non-Profit Organization Offers Free Mental Health Services to Military and Military Families
9. More Than 100 Organizations Call for a National AIDS Strategy to End the Epidemic in the United States
10. Chronic infection persists by targeting stromal cell network in lymphoid organs
11. Researchers genetically engineer micro-organisms into tiny factories
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Organ Failure, Sedative Use in ICU May Lead to Depression
(Date:6/26/2016)... Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... On ... as sponsor of the 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle ... honor of the city’s history as home to some of the world’s leading providers ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind ... able to be personalized through a fitness app. The fitness app plans to fix the ... solutions currently only offer a one size fits all type program , They ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery ... of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , ... for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest ... as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are ... Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the ... to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The ... Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research ... Devices Global Market - Forecast to 2022" report to ... the treatment method for the patients with kidney failure, it ... excess fluid from the patient,s blood and thus the treatment ... potassium and chloride in balance. Increasing number ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced ... Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, Petrochemical, Glycerin), Inorganic Chemical), Functionality ... - Global Forecast to 2021" report to their ... global pharmaceutical excipients market is projected to reach USD ... in the forecast period 2016 to 2021. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) ... Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated testing ... With this clearance, Roche is the first IVD company ... for sepsis risk assessment and management. PCT ... PCT levels in blood can aid clinicians in assessing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: