Patients who survive sepsis still remains a long way after their discharge from ICU.
A large number of these survivors will present post-ICU syndrome, which includes sequels:
– Physical: both by atrophy muscle functional disabilities such as nerve damage (polyneuropathy or myopathy of the critically ill patient), loss of body mass (cachexia, atrophy), problems swallowing or speaking, generalized weakness with limited capacity for recovery (endurance loss), loss of sensitivity to pain, temperature, or vibration level distal, numbness of extremities, alterations of taste and smell
– Psychological: from cognitive changes to disorders such as panic attacks or depression, flashbacks, sleep disturbances, nightmares, etc.
A few months ago thanks to the Dr. Carlos Muñoz de Cabo, IC-HU Project already presented us a systematic review of this syndrome.
That is why, at such a special day like today, we encourage you to participate in a study about the survivors of sepsis, promoted by the Global Sepsis Alliance which will start on 13 September 2014 until September 13, 2015.
More information http://www.world-sepsis-day.org
Dr. Alberto del Castillo.
Unidad Multidisciplinar de Sepsis
Hospital Son Llàtzer, Palma de Mallorca