Early exercise rehabilitation of muscle weakness in acute respiratory failure patients

Michael J. Berry, P. E. Morris

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-215
Number of pages8
JournalExercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2013

Keywords

  • intensive care unit
  • length of stay
  • mobility
  • physical function
  • strength training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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