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Prolonged acute and post-acute care recovery of physical function in survivors of acute respiratory failure

Prolonged acute and post-acute care recovery of physical function in survivors of acute respiratory failure

The proportion of survivors of acute respiratory failure is growing; yet, many do not regain full function and require prolonged admission in an acute or post-acute care facility. Patients who require prolonged admission after acute respiratory failure have significantly lower physical functional performance than patients who return home. However, the rates of physical functional recovery between the two groups do not differ. The majority of survivors do not recover sufficiently to achieve functional independence by 6 months. Older age negatively influences the trajectory of functional recovery.

CriticalCare.news
April 1, 2019

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