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Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Pain, Agitation/Sedation, Delirium, Immobility, and Sleep Disruption in Adult Patients in the ICU
Objective: To update and expand the 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Pain, Agitation, and Delirium in Adult Patients in the ICU. Design: Thirty-two international experts, fourExpand
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Improving long-term outcomes after discharge from intensive care unit: Report from a stakeholders' conference*
Background: Millions of patients are discharged from intensive care units annually. These intensive care survivors and their families frequently report a wide range of impairments in their healthExpand
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Validity of the Microsoft Kinect for assessment of postural control.
We assessed the concurrent validity of the Microsoft Kinect™ against a benchmark reference, a multiple-camera 3D motion analysis system, in 20 healthy subjects during three postural control tests: (i) forward reach, (ii) lateral reach, and (iii) single-leg eyes-closed standing balance. Expand
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Exercise rehabilitation for patients with critical illness: a randomized controlled trial with 12 months of follow-up
IntroductionThe purpose of this trial was to investigate the effectiveness of an exercise rehabilitation program commencing during ICU admission and continuing into the outpatient setting comparedExpand
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Expert consensus and recommendations on safety criteria for active mobilization of mechanically ventilated critically ill adults
IntroductionThe aim of this study was to develop consensus recommendations on safety parameters for mobilizing adult, mechanically ventilated, intensive care unit (ICU) patients.MethodsA systematicExpand
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An Investigation of the Early Effects of Manual Lung Hyperinflation in Critically Ill Patients
This prospective within-group multicentre study was designed to assess the safety and short-term effectiveness of manual lung hyperinflation in mechanically ventilated patients. Eighteen patientsExpand
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Ultrasonography in the intensive care setting can be used to detect changes in the quality and quantity of muscle and is related to muscle strength and function.
PURPOSE This study aimed to (1) document patterns of quadriceps muscle wasting in the first 10 days of admission and (2) determine the relationship between muscle ultrasonography and volitionalExpand
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A comparison of the effects of manual and ventilator hyperinflation on static lung compliance and sputum production in intubated and ventilated intensive care patients.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Lung hyperinflation is a technique used by physiotherapists to mobilize and remove excess bronchial secretions, reinflate areas of pulmonary collapse and improve oxygenation.Expand
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A Binational Multicenter Pilot Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial of Early Goal-Directed Mobilization in the ICU*
Objectives:To determine if the early goal-directed mobilization intervention could be delivered to patients receiving mechanical ventilation with increased maximal levels of activity compared withExpand
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Intensive care unit mobility practices in Australia and New Zealand: a point prevalence study.
OBJECTIVES To develop a comprehensive set of items describing physiotherapy mobilisation practices for critically ill patients, and to document current practices in intensive care units in AustraliaExpand
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