Effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation on muscle layer thickness of knee extensor muscles in intensive care unit patients: a pilot study.

@article{Gruther2010EffectsON,
  title={Effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation on muscle layer thickness of knee extensor muscles in intensive care unit patients: a pilot study.},
  author={Wolfgang Gruther and Franz Kainberger and Veronika Fialka-Moser and Tatjana Paternostro-Sluga and Michael Quittan and Christian K. Spiss and Richard Crevenna},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={593-7}
}
OBJECTIVE It is known that patients in the intensive care unit show an enormous loss of muscle mass. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation is effective in enhancing strength and endurance in immobilized patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation on muscle layer thickness of knee extensor muscles in intensive care unit patients. DESIGN Randomized, controlled, double-blind, pilot trial. PATIENTS Thirty-three patients, male to female… CONTINUE READING

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