Early rehabilitation of a child with intensive care unit acquired weakness secondary to membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis: A case report

Coskun-Benlidayi I. , BAŞARAN S. , GUL-MERT G. , GÜZEL R.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.57, ss.422-425, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 57 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.422-425


Intensive care unit acquired weakness presents with flaccid paralysis of the extremities and difficulty of weaning from the ventilator and it has occasionally been reported in children. We report the early rehabilitation of a 12-year-old girl with membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis who developed intensive care unit acquired weakness. She underwent an intensive rehabilitation procedure which included assistive range of motion, bed mobility, airway clearance and breathing techniques, neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) to the quadriceps muscles and resistive therapeutic band exercises. Following the rehabilitation program, muscle strength (Medical Research Council sum score), ambulation (Functional Ambulation Category) and activity (Wee FIM) scores increased significantly.