Title

A Randomized Trial of an Intensive Physical Therapy Program for Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

5-15-2016

Journal

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine

Volume

193

Issue

10

DOI

10.1164/rccm.201505-1039OC

Keywords

acute respiratory failure; critical care; mechanical ventilation; physical therapy

Abstract

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.

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