Efficacy of neuromuscular electrical stimulation in patients with COPD followed in intensive care unit


Akar O. , Gunay E., Ulasli S. S. , Ulasli A. M. , Kacar E., Sariaydin M., ...More

CLINICAL RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, vol.11, no.6, pp.743-750, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/crj.12411
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL RESPIRATORY JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.743-750

Abstract

IntroductionSerious problems on muscle strength and functional status can be seen in bedridden-patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) receiving mechanical ventilation. We aimed to investigate the impact of active extremity mobilization and neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) on weaning processes, discharge from hospital and inflammatory mediators in COPD patients receiving mechanical ventilation.