Many people hospitalized in intensive care for conditions like a heart attack face lasting mental deficits similar to traumatic brain injury.
After a week in intensive care in a Houston hospital, former US President George HW Bush was moved out from the ICU, as his condition continued to improve, a spokesman said.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak left the intensive care unit of a German hospital, four days after having a gall bladder removed, Health Minister Hatem al-Gabali has said.
Many patients suffering from symptoms of the H1N1 (Swine flu) virus required support treatment with heart-lung machines, researchers have pointed out.
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