The ASCRIM study (Alopecia in Survivors of CRitical Illness: a Mixed Methods Study
Hair-loss is of course of minor concern to an intensive care team focussed on patient survival. However, hair-loss can be extremely important for patients recovering from critical illness. A recent pilot study at Morriston Hospital found that 17% of patients attending the ICU follow up clinic complained of hair-loss. There is very little research about how often hair-loss occurs in survivors of a critical illness. The first objective of this All Wales study is to investigate the incidence and nature of hair-loss in adult survivors of critical illness. The second objective is to investigate the risk factors for hair-loss in adult survivors of critical illness.
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ISRCTN59206964 DOI 10.1186/ISRCTN59206964