Neuromuscular electrical stimulation for muscle weakness in adults with advanced disease.

@article{Maddocks2013NeuromuscularES,
  title={Neuromuscular electrical stimulation for muscle weakness in adults with advanced disease.},
  author={Matthew Maddocks and Wei Gao and Irene J Higginson and Andrew Wilcock},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2013},
  volume={1},
  pages={
          CD009419
        }
}
BACKGROUND Patients with progressive diseases often experience muscle weakness, which impacts adversely on levels of independence and quality of life. In those who are unable or unwilling to undertake traditional forms of exercise, neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) may provide an alternative method of enhancing leg muscle strength. Programmes appear to be well tolerated and have led to improvements in muscle function, exercise capacity and quality of life. However, estimates regarding… CONTINUE READING
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