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

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Critical Care Medicine
0090-3493
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Volume
42
Issue
6
Pages
1480–1486
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000000247
PMID: 24589640
Source
Medline

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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