Volume 12 Supplement 3

Analgesia and sedation in the intensive care unit


Edited by Curtis N Sessler and Wolfram Wilhelm

Publication of this supplement has been funded by an unrestricted grant from GlaxoSmithKline

  1. Review

    Delirium in the intensive care unit

    Delirium, an acute and fluctuating disturbance of consciousness and cognition, is a common manifestation of acute brain dysfunction in critically ill patients, occurring in up to 80% of the sickest intensive c...

    Timothy D Girard, Pratik P Pandharipande and E Wesley Ely

    Critical Care 2008 12(Suppl 3):S3

    Published on: 14 May 2008

  2. Review

    Strategies to optimize analgesia and sedation

    Achieving adequate but not excessive sedation in critically ill, mechanically ventilated patients is a complex process. Analgesics and sedatives employed in this context are extremely potent, and drug requirem...

    William D Schweickert and John P Kress

    Critical Care 2008 12(Suppl 3):S6

    Published on: 14 May 2008