ICU Acquired Weakness clinical trials at UCSF
1 research study open to eligible people
ICU Acquired Weakness is when critically ill patients in the ICU lose muscle function. UCSF is recruiting patients for a clinical trial called "Early Rehabilitation Using Functional Electrical Stimulation Assisted Supine Cycling in the Intensive Care Unit." The trial aims to help patients exercise while in the ICU with the help of electrical stimulation.
Early Rehabilitation Using Functional Electrical Stimulation Assisted Supine Cycling in the Intensive Care Unit
open to eligible people ages 18 years and up
Critically ill patients in the intensive care unit are known to lose muscle mass and function at a rapid rate. Currently, there is a global recognition and shift in the ICU culture to reduce sedation and encourage exercise and mobilization early during the ICU stay. Functional stimulation assisted supine cycling can be applied to patients in the bed and does not require patient participation. This study seeks to evaluate the effect of conventional exercise and early mobilization in combination with functional stimulation assisted supine cycling applied early during the ICU on muscle mass, strength, and physical function, as well as patient-reported disability as compared to conventional exercise and early mobilization alone.