Characterization of the use of a cycle ergometer to assist in the physical therapy treatment of critically ill patients

@inproceedings{PiresNeto2013CharacterizationOT,
  title={Characterization of the use of a cycle ergometer to assist in the
physical therapy treatment of critically ill patients},
  author={Ruy de Camargo Pires-Neto and An{\'a} Luiza Pereira and Camila Parente and Guadalupe Nery de Sant'Anna and Daniela Daguer Esposito and Aline Kimura and Carolina Fu and Clarice Tanaka},
  booktitle={Revista Brasileira de terapia intensiva},
  year={2013}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to use a cycle ergometer to assess cardiorespiratory changes during active exercise and to verify patients' satisfaction with this type of activity. METHODS A single intervention involving active lower limb exercise was performed with a cycle ergometer (without load) for 5 minutes. The following variables were measured before, during and immediately after exercise: heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, peripheral oxygen saturation and the Borg… CONTINUE READING
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