VITALITY-Study Results to be Presented at ESICM LIVES / by Alawi Luetz

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Delirium is one of the most frequently seen brain organ dysfunctions in the intensive care unit (ICU). Depending on the ICU population, up to 87% have delirium at some point during their critical illness. Patients with delirium have a 3fold increased risk of dying compared to patients without delirium.
Together with our project partners ART+COM and GRAFT Architects we developed a new intensive care room conceptto reduce patients' anxiety, helplessness, and stress. The patient's perceptions and needs were the starting point of this project. In 2013 we finished the renovation of 2 double ICU rooms. We hypothesised that the delirium incidence for patients treated in the modified rooms is significantly lower when compared to patients treated in the standard rooms.
The first preliminary results of that study are going to be presented at the ESICM LIVES 2018 in Paris. Please find the published abstract as well as the the dates of the abstract presentation here.

Please find the published results here .