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Special Topics - Post ICU Syndrome

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Five-Year Mortality and Hospital Costs Associated with Surviving Intensive Care.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Jul 15;194(2):198-208.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Jul 15;194(2):198-208.

Rationale for inclusion: Most contemporary but highly referenced paper on 5 year outcomes following critical illness

Citations - 25 (as of July 2017)

Delirium as a predictor of long-term cognitive impairment in survivors of critical illness.
Girard TD, Jackson JC, Pandharipande PP, Pun BT, Thompson JL, Shintani AK, Gordon SM, Canonico AE, Dittus RS, Bernard GR, Ely EW.
Crit Care Med. 2010 Jul;38(7):1513-20.

Rationale for inclusion: Most referenced paper on how delerium predicts PICS

Citations - 569 (as of July 2017)

Intensive care diaries reduce new onset post traumatic stress disorder following critical illness: a randomised, controlled trial.
Jones C, B├Ąckman C, Capuzzo M, Egerod I, Flaatten H, Granja C, Rylander C, Griffiths RD; RACHEL group.
Crit Care. 2010;14(5):R168.

Rationale for inclusion: This article likely popularized the common practices of journaling during an ICU stay to decrease PICS.

Citations - 224 (as of July 2017)

Early exercise in critically ill patients enhances short-term functional recovery.
Burtin C, Clerckx B, Robbeets C, Ferdinande P, Langer D, Troosters T, Hermans G, Decramer M, Gosselink R.
Crit Care Med. 2009 Sep;37(9):2499-505.

Rationale for inclusion: Early mobilization in the ICU improves functional recovery after critical illness.

Citations - 605 (as of July 2017)

A fate worse than death? Long-term outcome of trauma patients admitted to the surgical intensive care unit.
Livingston DH1, Tripp T, Biggs C, Lavery RF.
J Trauma. 2009 Aug;67(2):341-8; discussion 348-9.

Rationale for inclusion: Trauma specific paper on long-term outcomes following prolonged ICU stays

Citations - 109 (as of July 2017)

Posttraumatic stress disorder in general intensive care unit survivors: a systematic review.
Davydow DS, Gifford JM, Desai SV, Needham DM, Bienvenu OJ.
Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2008 Sep-Oct;30(5):421-34.

Rationale for inclusion: Excellent correlation study between critical illness and PTSD

Citations - 404 (as of July 2017)

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