Psychiatric Problems Related to Intensive Care and Organ Transplantation

  • G. Fricchione
  • N. Cassem

Abstract

Affective, cognitive, and behavioral changes are all seen quite frequently in the intensive care unit (ICU) (Cassem 1995). All of these states may be associated with agitation, putting the patient at risk due to inability to maintain important intravenous and arterial lines, pacing wires, and other modern technologies such as the intra-aortic balloon pump.

Keywords

Depression Schizophrenia Lidocaine Digoxin Verapamil 

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