Opinion Article - Journal of Aging and Geriatric Psychiatry (2022) Volume 6, Issue 5
A serious illness followed by post-intensive care syndrome belgian follow-up clinic cohort study COVID-19.
All COVID-19 individuals who survived an ICU stay of 7 days and showed up for the M3 visit at our multidisciplinary follow-up clinic were included. The three main elements of postintensive care syndrome—physical status, mental health issues, and cognitive impairment—and health-related quality of life were all addressed in the standardised examination that helped them. C-reactive protein and creatinine were referred to as biological parameters. A growing issue is the state of health of those who have survived a catastrophic disease. Survivors of a protracted stay in an intensive care unit may have mid- and long-term morbidities connected to the severe illness, the necessary support, and the environment, regardless of the initial sickness. The post-intensive care syndrome is defined by princeps as new or worsening physical, mental, and neurocognitive impairments that have an adverse impact on everyday functioning and quality of life in people who have survived serious illness. Recently, a broader definition that takes into account further elements such osteopenia, metabolic problems, endocrine dysfunction, susceptibility, sleep issues, chronic pain, and exhaustion has been proposed.Author(s): Shigeaki Rousseau