Effect of a 24-h extended visiting policy on delirium in critically ill patients

  • Glauco Adrieno Westphal
  • Mayara Schirmer Moerschberger
  • Dailany D’Aroz Vollmann
  • Amanda Caroline Inácio
  • Míriam C. Machado
  • Geonice Sperotto
  • Alexandre Biasi Cavalcanti
  • Álvaro Koenig
Letter

Notes

Acknowledgements

Special thanks to all intensivists and intensive care nurses, to the system analysts Lucimeri Albino Pereira Nunes and Maurício Gonçalves for their help in the data extraction from the EHR, and to the statistician Natalia Giordani for her help in statistical analysis.

Author contributions

GAW was the principal study coordinator, conceived the study, and contributed to the writing of all versions of the manuscript. MSM, DAV, ACI, MCM, and GS participated in the data collection. ABC and AK participated in the statistical analysis and interpretation of the data.

Compliance with ethical standards

Ethical approval

The study was approved by the institutional research ethics committee (CAAE Registration No. 51661515.3.0000.5362).

Conflicts of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest and did not receive funding for this work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Glauco Adrieno Westphal
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mayara Schirmer Moerschberger
    • 1
  • Dailany D’Aroz Vollmann
    • 1
  • Amanda Caroline Inácio
    • 1
  • Míriam C. Machado
    • 1
  • Geonice Sperotto
    • 1
  • Alexandre Biasi Cavalcanti
    • 2
    • 3
  • Álvaro Koenig
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro Hospitalar Unimed de JoinvilleJoinvilleBrazil
  2. 2.Brazilian Research in Intensive Care Network (BRICNet)Rio de JaneiroBrazil
  3. 3.HCor Research InstituteSão PauloBrazil

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