Journal article

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

Abstract

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 [25]). 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..

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