Many ICU patients trade critical illness for new illness, ICU-acquired weakness: Sustained muscle atrophy in the long term is result of impaired regrowth, associated with decrease in satellite cells — ScienceDaily

A growing number of patients are being discharged from intensive care units, cured of the critical illness that put them there but facing a new and potentially debilitating condition — ICU-acquired weakness.Intensive care patients are known to lose muscle mass and function for many reasons, ranging from prolonged immobilization, to the effects of ICU treatments such as mechanical ventilation to the critical illness itself.While the mechanisms of muscle atrophy (loss) and function during an ICU stay have been studied well, little research has been conducted into the cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for recovering muscle strength over the long-term.

Source: Many ICU patients trade critical illness for new illness, ICU-acquired weakness: Sustained muscle atrophy in the long term is result of impaired regrowth, associated with decrease in satellite cells — ScienceDaily

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