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The effects of active mobilisation and rehabilitation in ICU on mortality and function: a systematic review.
Tipping CJ, Harrold M, Holland A, Romero L, Nisbet T, Hodgson CL.
Intensive Care Med. 2017 Feb;43(2):171-183.

Rationale for inclusion: Meta-analysis of 14 available reviews evaluating effects of active mobilization and rehabilitation in the ICU on mortality.

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Early, goal-directed mobilisation in the surgical intensive care unit: a randomised controlled trial.
Schaller SJ, Anstey M, Blobner M, Edrich T, Grabitz SD, Gradwohl-Matis I, Heim M, Houle T, Kurth T, Latronico N, Lee J, Meyer MJ, Peponis T, Talmor D, Velmahos GC, Waak K, Walz JM, Zafonte R, Eikermann M; International Early SOMS-guided Mobilization Research Initiative.
Lancet. 2016 Oct 1;388(10052):1377-1388.

Rationale for inclusion: Although no definitive study exists in the broadly accepted practice, this study adequately describes the practice with positive results.

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Early physical and occupational therapy in mechanically ventilated, critically ill patients: a randomised controlled trial.
Schweickert WD, Pohlman MC, Pohlman AS, Nigos C, Pawlik AJ, Esbrook CL, Spears L, Miller M, Franczyk M, Deprizio D, Schmidt GA, Bowman A, Barr R, McCallister KE, Hall JB, Kress JP.
Lancet. 2009 May 30;373(9678):1874-82.

Rationale for inclusion: Multi-centered RCT evaluating role of active and early physical and occupational therapy during periods of daily sedation interruption.

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