Early mobilization practice in a single Brazilian intensive care unit
Ruy Camargo Pires-Neto, Natalia Pontes Lima, Gregorio Marques Cardim, Marcelo Park, Linda Denehy
JOURNAL OF CRITICAL CARE | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2015
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the provision of early mobilization therapy in critically ill patients in a Brazilian medical intensive care unit (ICU) and to investigate the relationship between physical activity level and clinical outcomes. METHODS: Intensive care unit and physiotherapy data were collected retrospectively from 275 consecutive patients. Here we report on the subset of patients (n = 120) who were mechanically ventilated during their ICU stay (age, 49 ± 18 years; Simplified Acute Physiology Score 3, 45 ). RESULTS: Median (interquartile range) time of mechanical ventilation and ICU length of stay were 3 (4) and 8 (10) days, respectively. Intensive care unit and 1-year mortalit..View full abstract
Awarded by Laboratorio de Investigacao Medica
Awarded by Fundacao de Amparo a Pesquisa de Sao Paulo (FAPESP)
This study was funded by Laboratorio de Investigacao Medica (LIM-05) and Fundacao de Amparo a Pesquisa de Sao Paulo (FAPESP No. 2014/12266-8).