Journal article

Functional electrical stimulation in-bed cycle ergometry in mechanically ventilated patients: a multicentre randomised controlled trial

Sue Berney, Ramona O Hopkins, Joleen Wyn Rose, Rene Koopman, Zudin Puthucheary, Amy Pastva, Ian Gordon, Elizabeth Colantuoni, Selina M Parry, Dale M Needham, Linda Denehy

THORAX | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2021

Abstract

PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of functional electrical stimulation-assisted cycle ergometry (FES-cycling) on muscle strength, cognitive impairment and related outcomes. METHODS: Mechanically ventilated patients aged ≥18 years with sepsis or systemic inflammatory response syndrome were randomised to either 60 min of FES-cycling >5 days/week while in the intensive care unit (ICU) plus usual care rehabilitation versus usual care rehabilitation alone, with evaluation of two primary outcomes: (1) muscle strength at hospital discharge and (2) cognitive impairment at 6-month follow-up. RESULTS: We enrolled 162 participants, across four study sites experienced in ICU rehabilitation in Australia..

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