ICU-acquired weakness: what is preventing its rehabilitation in critically ill patients?

@inproceedings{Lee2012ICUacquiredWW,
  title={ICU-acquired weakness: what is preventing its rehabilitation in critically ill patients?},
  author={Christie M. Lee and Eddy Fan},
  booktitle={BMC medicine},
  year={2012}
}
Intensive care unit-acquired weakness (ICUAW) has been recognized as an important and persistent complication in survivors of critical illness. The absence of a consistent nomenclature and diagnostic criteria for ICUAW has made research in this area challenging. Although many risk factors have been identified, the data supporting their direct association have been controversial. Presently, there is a growing body of literature supporting the utility and benefit of early mobility in reducing the… CONTINUE READING
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