Ambulation after Deep Vein Thrombosis: A Systematic Review
Purpose: To systematically review the effects of early ambulation on development of pulmonary embolism (PE) and progression or development of a new thrombus in patients with acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
Developing aMobility Protocol for EarlyMobilization of Patients in a Surgical/Trauma ICU
Early mobility has been linked to decreased morbidity and mortality  as
inactivity has a profound adverse effect on the brain,
skin, skeletal muscle, pulmonary, and cardiovascular systems.
Surgical Intensive Care Unit Optimal Mobilisation Score (SOMS)
Introduction: Immobilisation in the intensive care unit
(ICU) leads to muscle weakness and is associated with
increased costs and long-term functional disability.
Previous studies showed early mobilisation of medical
ICU patients improves clinical outcomes. The Surgical
ICU Optimal Mobilisation Score (SOMS)
Evaluation of a multisite educational intervention to improve mobilization of older patients in hospital:
Background: Functional decline is a common adverse outcome of hospitalization in older people. Often, this decline is not related to the illness that precipitated admission, but to the process of care delivered in hospital. The association between immobility and adverse consequences is well established, yet older inpatients spend significant amounts of time supine in bed.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation: An Effective Formof Exercise and EarlyMobilization to PreserveMuscle Strength in Critically Ill Patients
Purpose. This is a secondary analysis of previously published data to investigate the effects of electricalmuscle stimulation (EMS) on strength of various muscle groups in critically ill patients. Methods. One hundred forty-two consecutive patients, with APACHE II score ≥ 13, were randomly assigned to the EMS or the control group.
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