This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.
Buy single article
Instant access to the full article PDF.
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout.
Barr J, Fraser GL, Puntillo K, Ely EW, Gelinas C, Dasta JF, Davidson JE, Devlin JW, Kress JP, Joffe AM, Coursin DB, Herr DL, Tung A, Robinson BR, Fontaine DK, Ramsay MA, Riker RR, Sessler CN, Pun B, Skrobik Y, Jaeschke R (2013) Clinical practice guidelines for the management of pain, agitation, and delirium in adult patients in the intensive care unit. Crit Care Med 41:263–306
Pandharipande PP, Girard TD, Jackson JC, Morandi A, Thompson JL, Pun BT, Brummel NE, Hughes CG, Vasilevskis EE, Shintani AK, Moons KG, Geevarghese SK, Canonico A, Hopkins RO, Bernard GR, Dittus RS, Ely EW (2013) Long-term cognitive impairment after critical illness. N Engl J Med 369:1306–1316
Gacouin A, Camus C, Gros A, Isslame S, Marque S, Lavoue S, Chimot L, Donnio PY, Le Tulzo Y (2010) Constipation in long-term ventilated patients: associated factors and impact on intensive care unit outcomes. Crit Care Med 38:1933–1938
Mayer EA (2011) Gut feelings: the emerging biology of gut–brain communication. Nat Rev Neurosci 12:453–466
Gusmao-Flores D, Salluh JI, Chalhub RA, Quarantini LC (2012) The confusion assessment method for the intensive care unit (CAM-ICU) and intensive care delirium screening checklist (ICDSC) for the diagnosis of delirium: a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical studies. Crit Care 16:R115
Conflicts of interest
The investigators declare that they have no conflicts of interest related to this manuscript, that they have full control of all of the primary data, and that they agree to allow the journal to review their data if requested.
Setting for the study: Service de Réanimation Médicale, Hôpital Pontchaillou, CHU Rennes.
Electronic supplementary material
Below is the link to the electronic supplementary material.
About this article
Cite this article
Smonig, R., Wallenhorst, T., Bouju, P. et al. Constipation is independently associated with delirium in critically ill ventilated patients. Intensive Care Med 42, 126–127 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00134-015-4050-4