Early exercise rehabilitation of muscle weakness in acute respiratory failure patients

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Abstract

  • Acute respiratory failure patients experience significant muscle weakness, which contributes to prolonged hospitalization and functional impairments after hospital discharge. Based on our previous work, we hypothesize that an exercise intervention initiated early in the intensive care unit aimed at improving skeletal muscle strength could decrease hospital stay and attenuate the deconditioning and skeletal muscle weakness experienced by these patients. © 2013 by the American College of Sports Medicine.
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  • Berry MJ; Morris PE
  • Start Page

  • 208
  • End Page

  • 215
  • Volume

  • 41
  • Issue

  • 4