Consequences of bed rest.

Abstract

Bed rest is frequently prescribed for critically ill patients because it is assumed to be beneficial for preventing complications, for conserving scarce metabolic resources, and for providing patient comfort. Furthermore, higher levels of physical activity in critically ill patients have been assumed to be impractical or not feasible. Bed rest has been… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3181b6e30a

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@article{Brower2009ConsequencesOB, title={Consequences of bed rest.}, author={Roy G. Brower}, journal={Critical care medicine}, year={2009}, volume={37 10 Suppl}, pages={S422-8} }