ICU LINKED TO BRAIN DAMAGE

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Extended ICU stays cause brain damage.

Vanderbilt researchers caution about the use of drug-induced comas for critically ill patients after finding that extended ICU stays can cause mental damage similar to traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer's. More on FMD-Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is an angiopathy that affects medium-sized arteries predominantly in young women of childbearing age. Among patients with identified FMD, renal involvement occurs in 60-75%, cerebrovascular involvement in 25-30%, visceral involvement in 9%, and arteries of the limbs in about 5%.FMD occurs in most other medium-to-large arteries as well, including the coronary

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