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Abstract #1130

Thalamic and Caudate Hypertrophy in Recovery from Critical Illness

Max Louis Gunther1,2, William R. Riddle3, Alessandro Morandi2,4, Michael Hooper2,5, E Wesley Ely2,5, Christopher Cannistraci, Whit Schrader1, Kristen L. Merkle1, John Chris Gatenby1,3, John C. Gore1,3

1VUIIS Vanderbilt Institute of Imaging Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA; 2Center for Health Services Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA; 3Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; 4Geriatric Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; 5Department of Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

6 previously delirious critically ill patients were were scanned at hospital discharge and at three month follow-up to examine the nature of brain changes that occur in this population. Results revealed notable growth in both the caudate and thalamus at three month follow-up.