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Constipation is independently associated with delirium in critically ill ventilated patients

Abstract : Delirium is a central nervous system (CNS) dysfunction reported in up to 80 % of intensive care unit (ICU) patients associated with negative short- and long-term outcomes [1, 2]. Gastrointestinal motility disorders are frequent in ICU patients leading to frequent delayed passage of stools [3]. Because there is a bi-directional communication between the CNS and the digestive tract [4], we believed it relevant to test the hypothesis that constipation and delirium are related in ICU patients.
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Roland Smonig, Timothée Wallenhorst, Pierre Bouju, Julien Letheulle, Yves Le Tulzo, et al.. Constipation is independently associated with delirium in critically ill ventilated patients. Intensive Care Medicine, Springer Verlag, 2016, 42 (1), pp.126-127. ⟨10.1007/s00134-015-4050-4⟩. ⟨hal-01201950⟩

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