Christina Amidei

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BACKGROUND Critical illness may weaken muscles, with long-term consequences. OBJECTIVE To assess physiological responses to an early standardized passive exercise protocol to prevent muscle weakness in adults receiving mechanical ventilation. METHODS A quasi-experimental within-subjects repeated-measures design was used. Within 72 hours of intubation,(More)
OBJECT In this retrospective study the authors examined the aspect ratio (AR; the maximum dimension of the dome/width of the neck of an aneurysm) and compared the distribution of this ratio in a group of ruptured and unruptured aneurysms. A similar comparison was performed in relation to the maximum dimension of the aneurysm alone. The authors sought to(More)
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