Iatrogenic Withdrawal Symptoms in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

2020-03-31 04:04:39 | BioPortfolio


Iatrogenic withdrawal symptomes has been associated with prolonged mechanical ventilation and the and the derived symptoms such as fever and agitation has been shown to cause significantly prolonged ICU and hospital length of stay. The incidence of IWS in the adult general ICU ranges from 16,7-55%. To this date, the incidence of IWS has not been studied in patients with TBI.

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Iatrogenic Withdrawal Symptomes


Department of Neuroanaesthesiology
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Active, not recruiting


Rigshospitalet, Denmark

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2020-03-31T04:04:39-0400

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