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Table 4 Physical therapy, survival and discharge data

From: Early mobilization of patients receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a retrospective cohort study

  Total (n = 35) BTT (n = 19) BTR (n = 16)
Maximum PT score (median, IQR) 8 (2 to 8) 8 (6 to 8) 2 (2 to 8)
No. of PT sessions per patient (median, IQR) 5 (1 to 13) 13 (8 to 15) 1.5 (1 to 3.25)
No. of PT sessions/patient/week (median, IQR) 2.8 (0.5 to 7.8) 4.5 (1.4 to 7.8) 1.3 (0.5 to 6.4)
Time from initiation of ECMO to first PT session (days, median, IQR) 2 (1 to 4.5) 2 (1 to 2) 4 (1.75 to 5.75)
No. of ambulatory patients (n, %) 18 (51) 12 (63) 6 (38)
Maximum distance ambulated (ft, median, IQR) 175 (37.5 to 285) 170 (55 to 525) 195 (60 to 398)
Survival to transplantation (n, %) NA 10 (53) NA
Survival to discharge (n, %) 23 (66) 9 (90)a 14 (88)
Disposition of survivors (n, %)    
   Home 13 (57) 4 (44) 9 (64)
   Acute rehabilitation 8 (35) 4 (44) 4 (29)
   Subacute rehabilitation 2 (9) 1 (11) 1 (7)
  1. aAmong those patients who survived to transplant. BTR, bridge to recovery; BTT, bridge to transplant; IQR, interquartile range; PT, physical therapy.