Navigation Links
Early Exercise Boosts Outcomes for ICU Patients
Date:5/14/2009

Interrupting sedation for daily physiotherapy led to better post-discharge function, study finds

THURSDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Interrupting the sedation of critically ill patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) to engage them in brief physical therapy may lead to better outcomes, a new study suggests.

As noted by researchers writing in the May 13 online edition of The Lancet, weakness and neuropsychiatric disease are often complications of the immobilization caused by long-term sedation in the ICU.

The new randomized, controlled trial involved 104 patients who were on mechanical ventilators for less than 72 hours but were expected to continue on ventilation for another 24 hours. A team led by Dr. John Cress of the University of Chicago assigned 49 of the patients to daily interruption of sedation and early exercise and mobilization, while the other 55 patients received standard care.

The team then tracked patients after discharge for signs of "independent functional status" -- the ability to walk unaided and carry out six tasks of daily living.

According to the Chicago researchers, 59 percent of those who got the early exercise achieved that functional milestone over four weeks of follow-up, compared to 35 percent in the standard care group. Early physical therapy also cut the rate of delirium episodes in half and reduced the number of days in which patients required a ventilator.

"A strategy for whole-body rehabilitation -- consisting of interruption of sedation and physical and occupational therapy in the earliest days of critical illness -- was safe and well-tolerated, and resulted in better functional outcomes at hospital discharge, a shorter duration of delirium, and more ventilator-free days compared with standard care," the researchers wrote.

Writing in an accompanying commentary, Dr. Stephan M. Jakob and Dr. Jukka Takala, of University Hospital, Switzerland, not
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Chemotherapy Superior to New Drug for Early Breast Cancer
2. Early Alzheimers diagnosis offers large social, fiscal benefits
3. National Kidney Foundation and Nephroceuticals Partner to Promote Early Detection and Good Nutrition for Kidney Disease
4. Medical Care Corporation Enables Early Detection of Memory Loss Due to Alzheimers Disease
5. Two New Reports Highlight Stalled Progress Against Diarrheal Disease: Nearly 1.6 Million Children Die Each Year From These Preventable and Treatable Diseases
6. MADD Delivers Nearly 7,000 Petitions to Governor Paterson Urging Ignition Interlocks For All Convicted DWI Offenders
7. Swine flu: Early findings about pandemic potential reported in new study
8. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Plans to Offer Customer Groups Ability to Purchase Coverage of Autism Treatment Programs that Provide Intensive Early Intervention
9. Office Ergonomics Book Reveals Early-Stage Solutions
10. Early Childhood Funding is Focus of Star Power Event
11. A new light on the mechanisms of early stage liver reperfusion injury
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Early Exercise Boosts Outcomes for ICU Patients
(Date:12/26/2014)... 2014 Parker & Sons, Inc. ... in heating, cooling and plumbing contractor services throughout ... services in 2014 with regard to air-conditioning systems. ... is known for its incredibly hot summers. Working ... intricacies and details of a wide variety of ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 The click strand ... strength and durability. Today, the business announces a ... valid until Jan. 30, 2015. , Click strand ... hardwood. BambooFlooringChina.com is a well-known brand in the ... to find a reliable bamboo flooring supplier. , ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 Product liability lawsuits filed in ... ( http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/DePuy/ ) continue to move forward in federal ... issued in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of ... open conference on January 7, 2015, at the Paul ... West Palm Beach, Florida. The Conference is scheduled to ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, Dylan Queen, a famous online company supplying ... of discounted prom dresses, most of which are priced ... the company, the promotion is valid until Jan. 22, ... the UK market. , The prom dresses in this ... styles: A-line strapless, empire strapless chiffon, one shoulder, floor-length, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... sells many bamboo products and the business is famous ... announces big discounts on its bamboo mats , which ... the world’s leader in bamboo flooring. According to the ... 2015. , The bamboo mats are made from well-treated ... the bamboo strips for the mats are boiled and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 3Health News:BambooFlooringChina.com: click strand woven bamboo flooring promotion valid until Jan. 30, 2015. 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Dylan Queen: Cheap Prom Dresses for the UK Market 2Health News:Various Styles of Bamboo Mats in Many Colors from BambooFlooringChina.com 2
... , Effort aims to ... and professionals and pursue a co-operative and collaborative approach to ... , WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 The National ... a formal Memorandum of Understanding with two like-minded organizations--the Canadian ...
... , INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 4 Arcadia Resources, Inc. ... innovative consumer health care services under the Arcadia HealthCare(SM) brand, ... provider Comfort Keepers((R) )to provide DailyMed(TM) for Comfort Keepers franchisees ... the program with Comfort Keepers will launch this month and ...
... , , , GLENWOOD, ... a recognized leader in personal and environmental radiation monitoring services, today reported financial ... , , Fiscal 2009 Third Quarter Highlights , ... to $23.5 million on continued global demand for InLight products and increased domestic ...
... , , CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. ... leader in antisense therapeutics, today announced that management will present a ... on Tuesday, August 11, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. ET at the ... webcast of the presentation will be available on the "Investors & ...
... , , , ... GOHE) is pleased to advise the nutrition and investing community that ... Releases and corporate activities, are easily accessible by simply Googling Cholesterade(R). ... searching for recent updates on Go Healthy and/or its products, we ...
... , , HUNTINGTON ... sports water , is targeting the Southern California ... events throughout the late summer and fall. , ... the most demanding environments, from professional sporting events to serious amateur ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Canadian and European Anti-Fraud Organizations 2Health News:The National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Canadian and European Anti-Fraud Organizations 3Health News:Arcadia HealthCare's DailyMed(TM) Signs Deal with Comfort Keepers(R), A Leading Provider of In-Home Care 2Health News:Arcadia HealthCare's DailyMed(TM) Signs Deal with Comfort Keepers(R), A Leading Provider of In-Home Care 3Health News:Arcadia HealthCare's DailyMed(TM) Signs Deal with Comfort Keepers(R), A Leading Provider of In-Home Care 4Health News:Arcadia HealthCare's DailyMed(TM) Signs Deal with Comfort Keepers(R), A Leading Provider of In-Home Care 5Health News:Landauer, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2009 Third Quarter Results 2Health News:Landauer, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2009 Third Quarter Results 3Health News:Landauer, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2009 Third Quarter Results 4Health News:Landauer, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2009 Third Quarter Results 5Health News:Landauer, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2009 Third Quarter Results 6Health News:Landauer, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2009 Third Quarter Results 7Health News:Landauer, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2009 Third Quarter Results 8Health News:Landauer, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2009 Third Quarter Results 9Health News:Go Healthy's Marquis Product Cholesterade(R) at Your Fingertips on Google 2Health News:AquaHydrate, First High Performance Sports Water, Targets So Cal Sports Market With Summer Event Support 2Health News:AquaHydrate, First High Performance Sports Water, Targets So Cal Sports Market With Summer Event Support 3
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 24, 2014  Actavis plc (NYSE: ... Company has received a complete response letter from ... its New Drug Application (NDA) for the fixed-dose ... treatment of hypertension.   Photo - ... disappointed in the receipt of a complete response ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 2014 Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: SNGX) (Soligenix ... products that address unmet medical needs in the ... that on December 24, 2014 it closed its ... Company raised approximately $2.3 million in gross proceeds ... net proceeds from the offering to fund its ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... N.J. and FARMINGTON, Conn. ... Technologies, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PTN), a biopharmaceutical company ... of diseases with significant unmet medical need and ... on a private placement of 2,050,000 shares of ... purchase 24,949,325 shares of its common stock.  Funds ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Actavis Confirms Complete Response Letter for Nebivolol/Valsartan Fixed-Dose Combination for Hypertension 2Actavis Confirms Complete Response Letter for Nebivolol/Valsartan Fixed-Dose Combination for Hypertension 3Actavis Confirms Complete Response Letter for Nebivolol/Valsartan Fixed-Dose Combination for Hypertension 4Soligenix Announces Closing of Public Offering of Units 2Soligenix Announces Closing of Public Offering of Units 3Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 2Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 3Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 4
... 2007 - Enzon,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENZN) announced today ... at the 2007,Annual Meeting of the American Association ... 14 - 18, 2007 in Los Angeles, CA., ... -- Abstract #1494: EZN-2208, a novel polyethyleneglycol-SN38,conjugate, has ...
... 13, 2007,/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today,announced that ... Meeting,of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) ... , Data being presented in a poster session ... selective and potent,inhibitor of cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs) 2, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Enzon to Present Preclinical Data From PEG-SN38 and PEGylation,Technology Studies at AACR Meeting 2Sunesis Pharmaceuticals to Present Data at the Annual Meeting of,the American Association for Cancer Research 2
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: