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Impact of ICU-acquired weakness on post-ICU physical functioning: a follow-up study

Overview of attention for article published in Critical Care, December 2015
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Title
Impact of ICU-acquired weakness on post-ICU physical functioning: a follow-up study
Published in
Critical Care, December 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13054-015-0937-2
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Luuk Wieske, Daniela S Dettling-Ihnenfeldt, Camiel Verhamme, Frans Nollet, Ivo N van Schaik, Marcus J Schultz, Janneke Horn, Marike van der Schaaf

Abstract

Intensive Care Unit - acquired weakness (ICU-AW) is thought to mediate physical impairments in survivors of critical illness but few studies have investigated this thoroughly. The purpose was to investigate differences in post-ICU mortality and physical functioning between patients with and without ICU-AW at 6 months after ICU discharge. ICU patients, mechanically ventilated ≥2 days, were included in a single center prospective observational cohort study. ICU-AW was diagnosed when the average Medical Research Council (MRC) score was <4 in awake and attentive patients. Post-ICU mortality was recorded until 6 months after ICU discharge; in surviving patients physical functioning was assessed using the Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) physical functioning (PF) domain. The independent effect of ICU-AW on post-ICU mortality was analyzed using a multivariable Cox proportional hazards model. The independent effect of ICU-AW on the PF domain score was analyzed using a multivariable linear regression model. 156 patients were included, of whom 80 with ICU-AW. Twenty-three patients died in the ICU (20 with ICU-AW); during the 6 months follow-up after ICU discharge another 25 patients died (17 with ICU-AW). PF scores were available for 96 survivors (39 patients with ICU-AW). ICU-AW was independently associated with an increase in post-ICU mortality (HR 3.6 (95% CI: 1.3 to 9.8); p:0.01) and with a decrease in physical functioning (β: -16.7 points (95% CI: -30.2 to -3.1); p:0.02). ICU-AW is independently associated with higher post-ICU mortality and with clinically relevant lower physical functioning in survivors at 6 months after ICU discharge.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 2 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Ecuador 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Unknown 236 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 38 16%
Student > Bachelor 31 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 25 10%
Student > Postgraduate 20 8%
Other 58 24%
Unknown 43 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 92 38%
Nursing and Health Professions 61 25%
Neuroscience 9 4%
Sports and Recreations 5 2%
Social Sciences 4 2%
Other 17 7%
Unknown 54 22%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 21. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 April 2017.
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