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Medical Research Council-sumscore: a tool for evaluating muscle weakness in patients with post-intensive care syndrome

Zeynep Turan, Mahir Topaloglu and Ozden Ozyemisci Taskiran

Critical Care

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Critical Care Physicians, General Medical Professionals, Nurses and/or Other Critical Care Medical Professionals

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COVID-19 may lead to severe acute respiratory dis-tress syndrome requiring intensive care unit (ICU) sup-port. Patients surviving respiratory distress could develop post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) that includes ICU-acquired weakness (ICUAW). Nearly 66% ofCOVID-19 patients have clinically important muscle weakness following discharge [1]. Therefore, communication between the critical care and rehabilitation physician is important to evaluate the physical function ofCOVID-19 survivors to start rehabilitation timely.

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