Navigation Links
PTSD symptoms common among ICU survivors
Date:2/25/2013

One in three people who survived stays in an intensive care unit (ICU) and required use of a mechanical ventilator showed substantial post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms that lasted for up to two years, according to a new Johns Hopkins study of patients with acute lung injury.

Because acute lung injury (ALI) a syndrome marked by excessive fluid in the lungs and frequent multi-organ failure is considered an archetype for critical illness, the researchers suspect PTSD is common among other ICU survivors as well.

"We usually think of PTSD as something you develop if you go to war, are sexually assaulted or suffer a similar emotional trauma," says Dale Needham, M.D., Ph.D., a critical care specialist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and senior author of the study published online in Psychological Medicine. "Instead, it may be as common, or more common, in ICU patients as in soldiers, but it's something many doctors including psychiatrists don't fully appreciate."

"Physical weakness usually gets better, but these mental symptoms often just linger," says study leader O. Joseph Bienvenu, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins. "We need to pay more attention to preventing and treating PTSD in these patients."

Bienvenu says the unusual thing about PTSD in ICU survivors is that they often experience flashbacks about delusions or hallucinations they had in the hospital, rather than events that actually occurred. Having a life-threatening illness is itself frightening, but delirium in these patients who are attached to breathing machines and being given sedatives and narcotics may lead to "memories" of horrible things that didn't happen, he adds.

"One woman thought her husband and the nurse were plotting to kill her," Bienvenu recalls.

For the study, the Johns Hopkins team observed 520 mechanically ventilated patients with A
'/>"/>

Contact: Stephanie Desmon
sdesmon1@jhmi.edu
410-955-8665
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. ADHD symptoms persist for most young children despite treatment
2. CWRU study suggests interacting with avatars may reduce depressive symptoms in young adults
3. How to Reduce Menopause Symptoms with non-GMO Soy Almost Nuts!
4. For Some Children, Autism Symptoms May Fade With Age
5. Early Parkinsons Patients May Suffer Some Symptoms in Silence
6. Safe Ways to Relieve Your Young Childs Flu Symptoms
7. Cell loss in the brain relates to variations in individual symptoms in Huntingtons disease
8. Graduated Compression Therapy: The Vein Healthcare Center Explains What it is and How to Use it to Relieve the Symptoms of Varicose Veins
9. New Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Study Emphasizes Importance of Patients’ Symptoms in Evaluating the Need for Hip Replacement Revisions, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports
10. New hormone therapy shows promise for menopausal symptoms in animal model
11. Common Heart Drug Might Dampen Some Autism Symptoms
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... London, UK (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 ... segment of the in-vitro diagnostics industry, which is expected ... next ten years. The sector owes its growth to ... threat to people’s health worldwide and a major factor ... diagnostic technologies, threat of bio-terrorism, and a broader availability ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014 The report, “Specialty Synthetic ... & Geography - 2018,” defines and segments the ... an analysis and forecast of the volumes and ... (Para aramids, meta aramids, UHMW Polyethylene, carbon fiber, ... fiber, PBI fiber, PBO fiber, and liquid crystal ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Datalogic brings ... in improving sanitation hospital wide. With their new ... spread of disease, like the devastating MRSA, which claimed ... Gryphon GD4400-HC 2D and the Gryphon GM4400-HC ... barcodes and can even read barcodes off of troublesome ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 11, 2014 Operators and ... billion in fuel costs now that model ... current GHG standards are phasing in ... upon themselves to install new features into ... reduction technologies , 2.    Efficient driveline components which ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... -- Children who have emergency surgery on weekends ... even death than those who have weekday surgeries, ... Johns Hopkins researchers noted that the risk of ... on nearly 440,000 simple emergency surgeries that children ... period. The surgeries are considered generally safe ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:World Virology and Bacteriology Testing Sector Discussed in Comprehensive VPG Research Report Published at MarketPublishers.com 2Health News:World Virology and Bacteriology Testing Sector Discussed in Comprehensive VPG Research Report Published at MarketPublishers.com 3Health News:Specialty Synthetic Fibers & Glass Fiber Market Poised to Reach $20.1 Billion at a CAGR of 5.2% by 2018 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Specialty Synthetic Fibers & Glass Fiber Market Poised to Reach $20.1 Billion at a CAGR of 5.2% by 2018 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Specialty Synthetic Fibers & Glass Fiber Market Poised to Reach $20.1 Billion at a CAGR of 5.2% by 2018 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Stop Spreading Disease with the New Disinfectant-Ready Bar Code Scanner 2Health News:Stop Spreading Disease with the New Disinfectant-Ready Bar Code Scanner 3Health News:LeaseQ Agrees the Latest Round of Greenhouse Gas Rules Could Increase the Cost of Truck Acquisition and Maintenance 2Health News:LeaseQ Agrees the Latest Round of Greenhouse Gas Rules Could Increase the Cost of Truck Acquisition and Maintenance 3Health News:Emergency Surgeries on Weekends Riskier for Kids: Study 2
... Job Creation and Employee Training, DURHAM, N.C., March ... one of the Triangle,s top employers for making the,community ... and Wake Tech Community College selected Parata for the ... the region,s,talent pool., Parata grew from a startup ...
... Issues Temporary Restraining Order, ALLEGAN, Mich., March 11 ... that it has received final approval,from the U.S. Food ... (ANDA) for Clobetasol Propionate Foam, 0.05%., The product ... to severe dermatosis of the scalp. Sales for the ...
... CEO and Founder of,Ingenious Med and a practicing ... serve on the Benchmarks Committee for the Society ... of the Benchmarks Committee,will make recommendations to the ... and review. This will include shaping processes for ...
... and Children,s Healthcare of Atlanta are teaming up with ... to make kidney transplants more tolerable for children. ... Childrens Hospital in Los Angeles and Lucile Packard Children,s ... of kidney transplants in children. , The National ...
... at Georgetown University, has been named a member of ... Crawford is in the Tumor Biology Program at ... University Medical Center. , The Bouchet Society is named ... United States (Physics, Yale University, 1876). The Society ...
... PHILADELPHIA World-class cancer researchers whose science has significantly ... be recognized April 12-16, 2008, by the American Association ... at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, ... annually by the AACR, the worlds oldest and largest ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Parata Systems Named '2008 Business Champion' 2Health News:Perrigo Company Receives Final Approval on Clobetasol Propionate Foam 2Health News:Perrigo Company Receives Final Approval on Clobetasol Propionate Foam 3Health News:Dr. Steve Liu, CEO of Ingenious Med, Joins Benchmarks Committee at SHM 2Health News:NIH grant to Emory and pediatric partners aims to improve kidney transplants for children 2Health News:Georgetown U student selected for prestigious Bouchet Society 2Health News:Leading researchers honored for progress in cancer prevention, detection and treatment 2Health News:Leading researchers honored for progress in cancer prevention, detection and treatment 3Health News:Leading researchers honored for progress in cancer prevention, detection and treatment 4Health News:Leading researchers honored for progress in cancer prevention, detection and treatment 5Health News:Leading researchers honored for progress in cancer prevention, detection and treatment 6Health News:Leading researchers honored for progress in cancer prevention, detection and treatment 7
(Date:7/10/2014)... R.I. , July 10, 2014 CVS Caremark ... board of directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.275 ... dividend is payable on August 1, 2014, to holders of ... CVS Caremark is dedicated to helping people ... pharmacy company in the United States . ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014 Sono-Tek Corporation (OTC BB: SOTK) today announced ... 2013, compared to sales of $2,202,000 for the prior year ... quarter has also shown growth over the preceding quarter,s sales, ... this fiscal year. Markets that experienced sales increases over the ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Most osteoporosis patients want a choice in the medication ... by Mission Pharmacal Company. The survey, conducted by ... community, revealed that 74 percent of osteoporosis patients surveyed ... other than a pill or a tablet. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Sono-Tek Announces Third Quarter Results 2Sono-Tek Announces Third Quarter Results 3Sono-Tek Announces Third Quarter Results 4Mission Pharmacal Conducts Online Survey of Osteoporosis Patients 2Mission Pharmacal Conducts Online Survey of Osteoporosis Patients 3
... UPPSALA, Sweden, April 14 Oasmia,Pharmaceutical, Uppsala, Sweden, ... FDA of Paclical(R) for the treatment of ovarian ... FDA to expedite and,optimize drug development and upon ... (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070918/273312 ...
... Entry into Oncology Market; Rosetta to Receive Milestones ... DIEGO, PHILADELPHIA and REHOVOT, Israel, April 13 ... company, and Rosetta Genomics Ltd. (Nasdaq: ... announced the execution of a license and collaboration ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Oasmia: FDA Grants Paclical(R) Orphan Drug Designation for Ovarian Cancer in the USA 2Prometheus and Rosetta Genomics Announce License and Collaboration Agreement 2Prometheus and Rosetta Genomics Announce License and Collaboration Agreement 3Prometheus and Rosetta Genomics Announce License and Collaboration Agreement 4Prometheus and Rosetta Genomics Announce License and Collaboration Agreement 5Prometheus and Rosetta Genomics Announce License and Collaboration Agreement 6
Perforated or Rod Top, Free Standing or Wall Mounted, Storage Cubby Optional, Polypropylene Construction...
... metal frames ensure cleanroom ... cleanliness and chemical resistance. ... with user-friendly pnuematic controls ... Fixed footring standard. Five ...
... Cleanroom-grade vinyl curtains or parting ... steel support frame to form ... that meets cleanliness to Class ... filter/fan units, lights, and ionizers ...
Inquire...
Medicine Products: