Muscle Mass Loss in Mechanically Ventilated Critically Ill Patients in Intensive Care Unit

SUMMARY Background. Muscle mass can be an important predictor for survival in critical illness,¬†and there is no universally acknowledged approach for routinely assessing low muscularity¬†at ICU admission. We aimed to identify patients with low muscularity and investigate whether ultrasound muscle mass measurements changed during the ICU stay. Materials and methods. We performed a retrospective analysis … Continued