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Narasimman Swaminathan
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Early mobilisation is feasible and safe in ventilated patient. It reduces the number of days stay in ICU and enhances the recovery in subjects with respiratory failure.

The article was published by
El artículo fue publicado por
International Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Volume / Volumen: 1
Number / Número: 3
First and last pages / Páginas inicial-final: 172-177
Year / Año: 2012
Month / Mes: july

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Principal institution where the research took place
Institución principal de la investigación
Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnatka, India

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Bibliographic references
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Narasimman Swaminathan was invited by SIIC on
Narasimman Swaminathan fue invitado por SIIC el
2013, february 25
  The authors' report was accepted on
La crónica del autor fue aprobada el
2013, december 13
The authors' report was accepted on
La crónica del autor fue aprobada el
2013, december 13
Published in siicsalud
Publicado en siicsalud
2014, march 13

The article is strictly related to the following sections of siicsalud
El artículo se relaciona estrictamente con las siguientes secciones de siicsalud

Intensive Care
/ Cuidados Intensivos

/ Kinesiología

and secondarily related to the following sections

y secundariamente con las siguientes secciones




Internal Medicine
Medicina Interna

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Effect of Graded Early Mobilization Versus Routine Physiotherapy on the Length of Intensive Care Unit Stay in Mechanically Ventilated Patients: A Randomized Controlled Study

Author / Autor
Narasimman Swaminathan1, Priyakshi Bezbaruah2, Cherishma D’silva3, Shabari Kidyoor4


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