Last updated on July 2019

Cycling Exercise in Mechanical Ventilation

Brief description of study

Prolonged critical illness renders survivors with increased long-term morbidity associated with high healthcare costs. Muscle weakness and fatigue are reported as the main contributors to long-term poor functional outcomes. Emerging evidence for early mobilisation demonstrates reduction in the number of ventilator days and hospital length of stay. It has been demonstrated that daytime motoring (passive and active) can improve functional capacity in intensive care patients. The aim of the proposed study is to evaluate the effect of cycling exercise in patients on mechanical ventilation appointed to weaning process.

Detailed Study Description

This prospective randomized study is being performed at the Department of Anesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Care (CARIM) of the University Hospital Ostrava.

All mechanically ventilated patients are followed. At the time of weaning initiation, the randomization into two groups (the study (cycling) and control group) is performed. The physiotherapy will be carried out twice a day in both groups according to the mobility protocol. The cycling exercise is performed only in the study group, once a day. Before a patient is released from the ICU, a cycling test, dynamometry test will be performed on both groups.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03581760

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University Hospital Ostrava

Ostrava, Czechia
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