Effect of electrical muscle stimulation on prevention of ICU acquired muscle weakness and facilitating weaning from mechanical ventilation

Hassan Abdelaziz Abu-Khaber, Amr Mohamed Zaki Abouelela, Esslam Mohammed Abdelkarim
2013 Alexandria Journal of Medicine  
Objective: ICU acquired muscle weakness (ICUAMW) is an acquired neuromuscular disorder associated with increased duration of mechanical ventilation and weaning suggesting a possible relation between the limb and respiratory neuromuscular involvement. There is no preventive tool and no specific treatment has been proposed for ICU acquired muscle weakness. Aim of this study was to assess the effect of electrical muscle stimulation on prevention of ICUAMW and in facilitating the weaning from
more » ... weaning from mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients. Design: A prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled trial.
doi:10.1016/j.ajme.2013.03.011 fatcat:u5d42rhuzfc5rcaj6wc4if2fvq