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Crit Care Med. 2009 Oct;37(10 Suppl):S296-8. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3181b6f1e1.

Intensive care unit-acquired weakness: framing the topic.

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Department of Intensive Care, Erasme Hospital, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium. jlvincen@ulb.ac.be

Abstract

One of the many potential sequelae of intensive care is prolonged weakness, which can be associated with increased morbidity during the intensive care unit stay and long-term functional disability. Despite increased awareness of this complication in recent years, diagnosing intensive care unit-acquired weakness remains difficult and there are no specific therapies. Management, therefore, relies on limiting its short- and long-term effects. One method by which this may be achieved is to reduce sedative use and promote early mobilization and exercise.

PMID:
20046113
DOI:
10.1097/CCM.0b013e3181b6f1e1
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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