Rehabilitation in Critical Illness and Palliative Care

  • Énio Pestana


Critical illness is associated with high morbidity and mortality outcomes, impact in functional status, and a relevant burden in healthcare costs.

Early physiotherapy in intensive care is increasingly recommended due to the evidence of beneficial effects on muscle strength, physical function, quality of life, ventilator-free days, and length of stay in the ICU and hospital.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Énio Pestana
    • 1
  1. 1.Hospital CUF CascaisLisbonPortugal

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