Short-term systemic effect of electrical muscle stimulation in critically ill patients.

@article{Gerovasili2009ShorttermSE,
  title={Short-term systemic effect of electrical muscle stimulation in critically ill patients.},
  author={Vasiliki Gerovasili and Elli Tripodaki and Eleftherios Karatzanos and Theodore Pitsolis and Vasiliki E. Markaki and Dimitrios I Zervakis and Christina Routsi and Charalambos Roussos and Serafim Nanas},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2009},
  volume={136 5},
  pages={1249-1256}
}
BACKGROUND Our study assessed the short-term effect of electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) of the lower extremities on the thenar muscle microcirculation of patients who are critically ill. METHODS Twenty-nine hospital ICU patients (19 men; mean [+/- SD] age, 58 +/- 19 years; mean acute physiology and chronic health evaluation score, 17 +/- 5; mean sequential organ failure assessment score, 9 +/- 3) underwent a 45-min session of EMS of the lower extremities. BP and heart rate were measured… CONTINUE READING

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