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Postcardiotomy psychosis: indications and interventions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1041578     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aberrant psychological behavior has become a frequent occurrence in the intensive care unit (ICU). In specifically considering postcardiotomy psychosis, health professionals puzzle whether the manifestations are motivated by physiological problems imposed by surgical considerations (cardiac status, pump perfusion) and/or by pre- and postoperative psychological factors. Current literature attempts to isolate elements which may predispose patients to develop these aberrant behaviors. This paper attempts to identify important areas and suggest concrete nursing interventions to decrease, delay, and assimilate these behaviors in the cardiotomy patient.
K L Lasater; D J Grisanti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart & lung : the journal of critical care     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0147-9563     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Lung     Publication Date:    1975 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-12-18     Completed Date:  1975-12-18     Revised Date:  2006-08-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330057     Medline TA:  Heart Lung     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  724-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Cardiac Surgical Procedures*
Coronary Care Units
Middle Aged
Neurologic Manifestations
Postoperative Complications*
Psychotic Disorders / etiology*
Sex Factors
Social Environment

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