Effect of transcutaneous electrical muscle stimulation on muscle volume in patients with septic shock.

@article{Poulsen2011EffectOT,
  title={Effect of transcutaneous electrical muscle stimulation on muscle volume in patients with septic shock.},
  author={Jesper Br{\o}ndum Poulsen and M. Brian Pedersen and Claus Verner Jensen and Sigge Weisdorf and Henrik Kehlet and Anders Perner},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={
          456-61
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Intensive care unit admission is associated with muscle wasting and impaired physical function. We investigated the effect of early transcutaneous electrical muscle stimulation on quadriceps muscle volume in patients with septic shock. DESIGN Randomized interventional study using a single-legged exercise design with the contralateral leg serving as a paired control. SETTING A mixed 18-bed intensive care unit at a tertiary care university hospital. PATIENTS Eight adult male… CONTINUE READING
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