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Thursday, 28 May 2015

Rehabilitation during mechanical ventilation

Rehabilitation during mechanical ventilation: Review of the recent literature. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 2015 [in press]

Ntoumenopoulos, G.


Mechanically ventilated patients are at increased risk of developing physical and psychological complications that are associated with prolonged weaning from mechanical ventilation, increased morbidity and mortality. These complications include intensive care unit acquired weakness, delirium and a loss of physical function that may persist well beyond ICU and hospital discharge. 

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