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ICU Management

Inspiratory muscle training for ICU patients: first practical guide

2018 24 Jul

Inspiratory muscle weakness is a known consequence of prolonged mechanical ventilation, and there is emerging evidence that specific inspiratory muscle training (IMT) can ameliorate this weakness. Australian researchers recommend a multidisciplinary approach to IMT for patients in the intensive care unit (ICU).    "Effective IMT requires a... Read more

ICU Management

Inspiratory muscle training well-tolerated in ICU patients

2018 10 Apr

Respiratory muscle weakness is common in critically ill patients, but the role of targeted inspiratory muscle training (IMT) in ICU rehabilitation strategies remains unclear. Now, a new systematic review suggests that IMT is feasible and well-tolerated in critically ill patients and improves both inspiratory and expiratory muscle strength. The impact... Read more