Individuals who survive a critical illness can experience Intensive Care Unit acquired weakness (ICUAW) – a physical functional disability that begins in the ICU and can last for years after discharge, due to muscle and nerve damage. Weakness that persists long term worsens an individual’s quality of life, and may prevent them from being able to return to work or live independently. At the end of this study, researchers may be in a better position to propose therapies that will allow patients with weakness to gain back their muscle and strength, to ensure full functional independence and return to normal levels of activity, after resolution of their critical illness.
By participating in this study, we hope that we will be in a better position to propose therapies that may allow patients with weakness to regain muscle strength, which will substantially improve their quality of life.
18 years of age or over
No neurological, muscle, bone or joint conditions
No lung diseases
No heart diseases
This study has been approved the Unity Health and University of Toronto's research ethics boards (REB# 18-128).
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