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Clinical Trial of in-bed Cycling in Elderly, Mechanically-Ventilated Patients (E-CYCLE)

Michelle Kho of McMaster University presented about their clinical trial.  In‐bed cycling uses special equipment that attaches to a patient’s hospital bed, allowing them gentle leg exercise while in the ICU. The main goal of this research program is to see if patients who need a breathing machine recover faster if they receive early in-bed cycling than those who do not.