Electrical muscle stimulation preserves the muscle mass of critically ill patients: a randomized study

@inproceedings{Gerovasili2009ElectricalMS,
  title={Electrical muscle stimulation preserves the muscle mass of critically ill patients: a randomized study},
  author={Vasiliki Gerovasili and Konstantinos Stefanidis and Konstantinos Vitzilaios and Eleftherios Karatzanos and Panagiotis K Politis and Apostolos Koroneos and Aikaterini Chatzimichail and Christina Routsi and Charalambos Roussos and Serafim Nanas},
  booktitle={Critical care},
  year={2009}
}
INTRODUCTION Critically ill patients are characterized by increased loss of muscle mass, partially attributed to sepsis and multiple organ failure, as well as immobilization. Recent studies have shown that electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) may be an alternative to active exercise in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic heart failure (CHF) patients with myopathy. The aim of our study was to investigate the EMS effects on muscle mass preservation of critically ill patients… CONTINUE READING
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