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  • A Study to Evaluate ICU Simulation Experience in the Cardiothoracic Surgical Population to Reduce Post-operative Delirium Rochester, MN

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of a pre-ICU admission simulation session on post-operative delirium in the elective cardiothoracic surgical population while in the intensive care unit.

  • A Study of the Impact of Ketamine on Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction, Delirium, and Renal Dysfunction Rochester, MN

    Ketamine is a commonly used anesthetic medication which is used for induction of anesthesia as well as as an analgesic. It has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties which may decrease post-operative complications following cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass that are thought to associated with inflammation. Some studies have shown that ketamine does decrease these complications when compared with anesthetics that are not commonly used in our cardiac anesthesiology practice. Propofol is another commonly used anesthetic medication which is used for induction of anesthesia. Ketamine has not been compared with propofol for potential to reduce post-operative complications associated with the ...

  • Massage Technique for Pain, Anxiety and Delirium in SAH Patients Rochester, MN

    This research study seeks to explore the effects of massage techniques on pain and anxiety relief among patients with subarachnoid hemorrhages in the ICU setting in comparison to subarachnoid hemorrhagic patients using standard medical therapy.


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