A Randomized Trial of an Intensive Physical Therapy Program for Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure
American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine
acute respiratory failure; critical care; mechanical ventilation; physical therapy
RATIONALE: Early physical therapy (PT) interventions may benefit patients with acute respiratory failure by preventing or attenuating neuromuscular weakness. However, the optimal dosage of these interventions is currently unknown.
Moss, M., Nordon-Craft, A., Malone, D., Van Pelt, D., Frankel, S., Warner, M., Kriekels, W., McNulty, M., Fairclough, D., & Schenkman, M. (2016). A Randomized Trial of an Intensive Physical Therapy Program for Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine, 193 (10). http://dx.doi.org/10.1164/rccm.201505-1039OC