Rehabilitation Interventions for Postintensive Care Syndrome: A Systematic Review*

@article{Mehlhorn2014RehabilitationIF,
  title={Rehabilitation Interventions for Postintensive Care Syndrome: A Systematic Review*},
  author={Juliane Mehlhorn and Antje Freytag and Konrad F. R. Schmidt and Frank Brunkhorst and Juergen Graf and Ute Troitzsch and Peter Schlattmann and Michel Wensing and Jochen Gensichen},
  journal={Critical Care Medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={42},
  pages={1263–1271}
}
Objective:An increasing number of ICU patients survive and develop mental, cognitive, or physical impairments. Various interventions support recovery from this postintensive care syndrome. Physicians in charge of post-ICU patients need to know which interventions are effective. Data Sources:Systematic literature search in databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane CENTRAL, PsycInfo, CINAHL; 1991–2012), reference lists, and hand search. Study Selection:We included comparative studies of rehabilitation… 

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