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Corticosteroids and transition to delirium in patients with acute lung injury.

Authors
  • Schreiber, Matthew P
  • Colantuoni, Elizabeth
  • Bienvenu, Oscar J
  • Neufeld, Karin J
  • Chen, Kuan-Fu
  • Shanholtz, Carl
  • Mendez-Tellez, Pedro A
  • Needham, Dale M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Critical Care Medicine
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2014
Volume
42
Issue
6
Pages
1480–1486
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000000247
PMID: 24589640
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

After adjusting for other risk factors, systemic corticosteroid administration is significantly associated with transitioning to delirium from a nondelirious state. The risk of delirium should be considered when deciding about the use of systemic corticosteroids in critically ill patients with acute lung injury.

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