Delirium and sedation in ICU: What neurosurgeons should know

Solapas principales

Ocampo O.1, Narváez A.2,3, Salazar E.4, Arias A.5, Quintana L.1, Moscote L.3



            Delirium is a very frequent entity, although its frequency, it is not easy to achieve diagnosis in all patients, so it is an underdiagnosed entity, its etiology and pathophysiology is variable, this condition plays an important role in the evolution, recovery and prognosis of the patient. It is important to know its pathophysiology, evaluation, and the impact it may have on patients. In this article we analyze the different screening strategies that can allow a greater uptake and adequate management of these patients.


Key Words: Delirium, sedation, intensive care.


  1. Universidad de Cartagena, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.
  2. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua, Managua.
  3. Cartagena Neurotrauma Research Group, Cartagena de Indias
  4. Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos, Hospital El Pino, Santiago, Chile
  5. Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos, Clínica Norte, Cúcuta, Colombia.