Physical therapy for the critically ill in the ICU: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Kayambu2013PhysicalTF,
  title={Physical therapy for the critically ill in the ICU: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Geetha Kayambu and Robert Boots and Jennifer Davida Paratz},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={1543-54}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this systematic review was to review the evidence base for exercise in critically ill patients. DATA SOURCES AND STUDY SELECTION Using keywords critical care and physical therapy and related synonyms, randomized controlled trials, meta-analyses, and systematic reviews were identified through electronic database searches and citation tracking. Clinical trials with outcomes of mortality, length of hospital and ICU stay, physical function and quality of life, muscle… CONTINUE READING
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