Anja van Wieren

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Dear Editor, Although survival of patients treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) is increasing, a prolonged ICU stay is still associated with severe physical and mental problems. Disabilities associated with a long ICU stay often result in readmissions, reduction in quality of life and substantial use of healthcare resources [1, 2]. Although specific(More)
Methods We performed a single centre prospective observational study in mixed ICU patients with a length of stay ICU > 48 hours. Patients were evaluated at ICU discharge and reevaluated after a 3-months period in a specific post-ICU outpatient clinic. At both time points a Barthel score (BS) and grip strength (GS) were recorded. Additionally the 6 minutes(More)
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