Meet the expert ~ Derek Angus
In this icTV interview, Derek Angus provides some background on the intensive care unit-acquired weakness (ICUAW) syndrome and discusses the key questions that still must be answered with future research studies. A paper on the research agenda for ICUAW was recently published in Intensive Care Medicine.
Access the article (free) in ICM here.
Two recent abstract winners have focused their work on the prevention & management of ICUAW at LIVES. Find webcasts of their presentations via e-LIVES:
- Grunow Julius. Effect of protocol-based physiotherapy and muscle activating measures on muscle synthesis and degradation balance in intensive care unit acquired weakness.
- Wollersheim Tobias. Randomised Control Trial using daily protocol based physiotherapy or protocol based physiotherapy or therapy with additional electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) in critically ill patients to prevent intensive care unit (ICU) acquired weakness (ICUAW).