Document Server@UHasselt >
Research >
Research publications >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/11252

Title: Neuromuscular electrical stimulation as a possible mean to prevent muscle tissue wasting in artificially ventilated and sedated patients at the intensive care unit: a pilot study
Authors: MEESEN, Raf
Dendale, P.
Berger, J.
Hermans, A.
THIJS, Herbert
Levin, O.
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc
Citation: NEUROMODULATION, 13(4). p. 315-321
Abstract: Objective:  The aim of this study was to explore if electrical stimulation could prevent muscle atrophy. Material and Methods:  Patients were hospitalized for postoperative coronary artery bypass graftin, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ventilatory failure, or acute cerebro-vascular accident, and were divided into an intervention group or a control group. The intervention group underwent daily 30 minute training with an intermittent neuromuscular electrical stimulation applied to the right quadriceps muscle. Heart rate, respiration rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and oxygen saturation were monitored before, during, and after electrical stimulation. Circumference of both thighs was measured. Results:  The intervention resulted in a significant reduction of muscle atrophy in the stimulated as compared with the non-stimulated limb (p < 0.05), without making any impact on cardiovascular, respiratory and, hemodynamic characteristics. Conclusions:  Muscle atrophy is prevented by intermittent neuromuscular electrical stimulation while this intervention showed no obvious impact on the cardio-respiratory conditions of the patients.
Notes: [Meesen, Raf L. J.; Cuypers, Koen] PHL Univ Coll, REVAL Res Grp, Dept Hlth Care Sci, B-3500 Hasselt, Belgium. [Meesen, Raf L. J.; Levin, Oron] Katholieke Univ Leuven, Motor Control Lab, Dept Kinesiol, Grp Biomed Sci, Louvain, Belgium. [Meesen, Raf L. J.; Cuypers, Koen] Hasselt Univ, Biomed Res Inst & Transnat Univ Limburg, Sch Life Sci, Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Dendale, Paul; Berger, Jan; Hermans, Ann] Virga Jesse Hosp, Rehabil & Hlth Ctr, Hasselt, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/11252
DOI: 10.1111/j.1525-1403.2010.00294.x
ISI #: 000282640100014
ISSN: 1094-7159
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2011
Appears in Collections: Research publications

Files in This Item:

There are no files associated with this item.

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.