The Effect of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
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.
Postoperative Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Device: ELECTRICAL STIMULATION
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||on Muscle Wasting in Artificially Ventilated and Sedated Patients at the Intensive Care Unit: a Pilot Study|
- Perimeter of the right and left thighs was measured in both groups every 3 days at 5 cm above the upp
|Study Start Date:||January 2003|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2003|
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.