Physical rehabilitation of patients in the intensive care unit requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a small case series.

@article{Rahimi2013PhysicalRO,
  title={Physical rehabilitation of patients in the intensive care unit requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a small case series.},
  author={Rod A Rahimi and Julie Skrzat and Dereddi Raja Shekar Reddy and Jennifer M. Zanni and Eddy Fan and Robert S. Stephens and Dale M Needham},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={2013},
  volume={93 2},
  pages={248-55}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Neuromuscular weakness and impaired physical function are common and long-lasting complications experienced by intensive care unit (ICU) survivors. There is growing evidence that implementing rehabilitation therapy shortly after ICU admission improves physical function and reduces health care utilization. Recently, there is increasing interest and utilization of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to support patients with severe respiratory failure. Patients… CONTINUE READING
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