Title: Should we abandon manual muscle strength testing in the ICU?
Authors: Hermans, Greet ×
Gosselink, Rik #
Issue Date: Mar-2011
Publisher: Current Science Ltd.
Series Title: Critical Care vol:15 issue:2
Article number: 127
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Intensive-care-unit-acquired weakness is a major complication in critically ill patients. The paper by Hough and coworkers suggests that the current method of manual muscle strength testing with the Medical Research Council sum score is of limited value in the intensive care unit. However, their results raise a number of questions and provide important lessons for implementation of such evaluations in the intensive care unit.
ISSN: 1466-609X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory for Clinical Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders
Research Group for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Rehabilitation
Laboratory of Intensive Care Medicine
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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