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Neuromuscular electrical stimulation for preventing skeletal-muscle weakness and wasting in critically ill patients: a systematic review

Nicola A Maffiuletti1*, Marc Roig23, Eleftherios Karatzanos4 and Serafim Nanas4

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1 Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland

2 School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

3 Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences and Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

4 First Critical Care Department, Evangelismos Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

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BMC Medicine 2013, 11:137  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-137

Published: 23 May 2013

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