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«Messenger of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation» Vol 14, №6, 2017,

DOI : 10.21292/2078-5658-2017-14-6-37-43

Factors defining clinical outcomes in the patients with severe concomitant trauma complicated by delirium


  • Moscow Regional Research Clinical Institute named after M. F. Vladimirsky, Moscow, Russia

Search for most effective way of management of non-specific delirium is an important aspect of treatment of severe concomitant trauma.
The objective of the study: to investigate the correlation and impact of sedation method on those injured with delirium during the intensive care of severe concomitant trauma.
Subjects and Methods. The retrospective prospective analysis of two groups of patients with delirium was performed, 30 patients in each group, who received sedation with dexmedetomidine or propofol.
Results. After stopping delirium, the intensity of multiple organ dysfunctions was lower in the group of patients who had sedation with dexmedetomidine. The complex of unfavorable events – death within 1 year and continuous cognitive deficiency was 4 times more frequent in the group of patients after sedation with propofol. Evaluation of the trauma severity was a significant predictor of unfavorable outcomes.
Conclusions. The use of dexmedetomidine for management of delirium resulted in the reduction of multiple organ dysfunctions versus propofol. The severity of trauma was associated with chances to develop a continuous cognitive dysfunction and lethal outcome. Use of dexmedetomidine promoted early rehabilitation in case of cognitive dysfunction.

Key Words: concomitant trauma, delirium, sedation, dexmedetomidine, propofol, cognitive dysfunction, multiple organ dysfunctions


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For citation: Bershadskiy F. F., Ulitkina O. N., Skripkin Yu. V., Grebenchikov O. А., Likhvantsev V. V. Factors defining clinical outcomes in the patients with severe concomitant trauma complicated by delirium «Messenger of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation» 2017; 14(6):37-43. DOI : 10.21292/2078-5658-2017-14-6-37-43

For citation: Bershadskiy F. F., Ulitkina O. N., Skripkin Yu. V., Grebenchikov O. А., Likhvantsev V. V. Factors defining clinical outcomes in the patients with severe concomitant trauma complicated by delirium «Messenger of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation» 2017; 14(6):37-43. DOI : 10.21292/2078-5658-2017-14-6-37-43

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