Global muscle strength but not grip strength predicts mortality and length of stay in a general population in a surgical intensive care unit.

@article{Lee2012GlobalMS,
  title={Global muscle strength but not grip strength predicts mortality and length of stay in a general population in a surgical intensive care unit.},
  author={Jeanette J Lee and Karen Waak and Martina Grosse-Sundrup and Feifei Xue and Jarone Lee and Daniel W. Chipman and Cheryl Ryan and Edward A. Bittner and Ulrich Schmidt and Matthias Eikermann},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={2012},
  volume={92 12},
  pages={1546-55}
}
BACKGROUND Paresis acquired in the intensive care unit (ICU) is common in patients who are critically ill and independently predicts mortality and morbidity. Manual muscle testing (MMT) and handgrip dynamometry assessments have been used to evaluate muscle weakness in patients in a medical ICU, but similar data for patients in a surgical ICU (SICU) are limited. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the predictive value of strength measured by MMT and handgrip dynamometry at ICU… CONTINUE READING
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