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The Effect of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation

2014-08-27 03:39:50 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The effect of neuromuscular electrical stimulation on muscle atrophy in sedated patients on intensive care was studied. The aim of this study was to explore if electrical stimulation could prevent muscle atrophy.

Description

Patients were included in the study one day after administration when prolonged sedation and ventilation were expected. They were divided into intervention (n=7) and control (n=14) groups. For the intervention group, an intermittent neuromuscular electrical stimulation was applied daily for 30 minutes on the right thigh whereas the left thigh was used as a control. Heart rate, respiration rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressure and oxygen saturation were monitored before, during and after the electrostimulation. Perimeter of the right and left thighs was measured in both groups every 3 days at 5 cm above the upper edge of the kneecap.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Postoperative Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)

Intervention

ELECTRICAL STIMULATION

Location

REVAL
Hasselt
Limburg
Belgium
3500

Status

Completed

Source

Provinciale Hogeschool Limburg

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:39:50-0400

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