Post-Intensive Care Syndrome

  • Jean-Charles Preiser
  • Margaret Herridge
  • Elie Azoulay

Part of the Lessons from the ICU book series (LEICU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hans Flaatten, Carl Waldmann
      Pages 3-12
  3. Physical Impairment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. J. Batt, C. C. dos Santos
      Pages 27-41
    3. Julius J. Grunow, Tobias Wollersheim, Steffen Weber-Carstens
      Pages 61-72
    4. Abdulrahman A. Al-Fares, Margaret Herridge
      Pages 73-99
    5. Boris Jung, Stefan Matecki, Samir Jaber
      Pages 101-107
    6. Peter J. M. Weijs, Wilhelmus G. P. M. Looijaard, Ingeborg M. Dekker, Robert Memelink, Sandra N. Stapel, Jeroen Molinger et al.
      Pages 109-124
    7. Nathalie Van Aerde, Lisa Van Dyck, Ilse Vanhorebeek, Greet Van den Berghe
      Pages 125-143
    8. Yasmine Ali Abdelhamid, Adam Deane
      Pages 145-161
    9. D. Grimaldi, F. Pène
      Pages 163-174
  4. Cognitive/Psychological Impairment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. James C. Jackson, Caroline Lassen-Greene, Jennifer E. Jutte, Kristina Stepanovic
      Pages 177-188
    3. Lavarnan Sivanathan, Hannah Wunsch
      Pages 189-199
    4. Nathan E. Brummel
      Pages 201-212
    5. Yoanna Skrobik, Pamela Flood
      Pages 213-222
    6. K. J. Burdick, M. C. Courtney, J. J. Schlesinger
      Pages 223-245
    7. Audrey de Jong, Nancy Kentish, Virginie Souppart, Samir Jaber, Elie Azoulay
      Pages 247-259
  5. Rehabilitation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Rik Gosselink, M. Van Hollebeke, B. Clerckx, D. Langer
      Pages 277-293
    3. Danielle E. Bear, Lee-anne Chapple, Zudin Puthucheary
      Pages 295-309
    4. Pablo Lucas Massanet, Thomas Lescot, Jean-Charles Preiser
      Pages 311-320
    5. Evelyn J. Corner, Stephen J. Brett
      Pages 321-330
    6. Danielle Heloisa Prevedello, Jean-Charles Preiser
      Pages 331-342
    7. David M. Griffith, Judith L. Merriweather, Timothy S. Walsh
      Pages 343-357
    8. David Orlikowski
      Pages 359-365
    9. X. Willaert, Bharath Kumar Tirupakuzhi Vijayaraghavan, B. H. Cuthbertson
      Pages 367-377

About this book


This book, part of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine textbook series,  provides detailed up-to-date information on the physical, cognitive, and psychological impairments that are frequently present following a stay in an intensive care unit and examines in depth the available preventive and therapeutic strategies, including adapted rehabilitation programs. Beyond acquainting readers with the multiple facets of post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), the book aims to promote the effective follow-up of patients, thereby enhancing their ability to work and their functional autonomy, and to identify risk factors for the development of PICS as a stimulus to beneficial organizational changes in intensive care departments.

The background to the book is the realization by healthcare providers that the quality of life of patients who have required a stay in an intensive care unit can be severely impaired or even become unacceptable. All too often, the diverse sequelae are overlooked by specialists of other disciplines. Moreover, families and caregivers are also at high risk of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.

The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine has developed the Lessons from the ICU series with the vision of providing focused and state-of-the-art overviews of central topics in Intensive Care and optimal resources for clinicians working in Intensive Care. This book, written by renowned experts in the field, will facilitate the transmission of key knowledge with significant clinical and financial benefits.


Functional outcomes Post-traumatic stress disorder Physical rehabilitation Muscle capacity Disability Social costs Cognitive impairment Psychological impairment Physical impairment Neuromyopathy

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Charles Preiser
    • 1
  • Margaret Herridge
    • 2
  • Elie Azoulay
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Intensive CareErasme Hospital, Université libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Respiratory and CCMToronto General Hospital, University of TorontoTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Medical Intensive Care UnitAP-HP Saint-Louis HospitalParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information European Society of Intensive Care Medicine 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-24249-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-24250-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-5928
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-5936
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