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The activity of walking about.
[L. ambulo, to walk]


(am′byŭ-lāt″) [L. ambulare, to move about]
To walk or move about freely.
ambulation (am″byŭ-lā′shŏn)

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Our FAC and Hoffer Ambulation Scale values were divided into two groups as non-ambulated/non-functionally ambulated and ambulated.
This study was designed to assess the association of detailed cardiac evaluation with time of surgery, post-operative ambulation and hospital stay among patients with lower limb fractures.
To evaluate effect on wound healing and recurrence after early ambulation.
Hemodynamic instability and altered mental status, as well as vasopressor use and ventilator support, also have been recognized as significant hindrances to progressive ambulation (Freeman & Maley, 2013).
The primary functional endpoints were ambulation and independent living.
Although the effect of early ambulation in patients with MI during hospitalization is not clear, but some studies have shown that this procedure can reduce mortality in these patients by 15% [13].Results of other studies indicate that rehabilitation in the acute phase of MI can reduce the adverse effects after prolonged bed rest and reduces the length of stay in the hospital [11, 12].
Therefore, descriptions of physical therapy practice for special populations in the acute care setting are needed to add to the growing body of literature regarding the benefits of earlier mobilization and ambulation.
Prior to the ambulation, the subjects' resting heart rate (HR), blood pressure (BP), and respiratory rate (RR) were measured and recorded.
We further are unaware of research that has examined the associations among spasticity, spatial and temporal parameters of gait, and free-living ambulation in persons with MS.
However, the relationship between preoperative lower extremity muscle strength and postoperative ambulation ability at different postoperative time points after surgery is unclear.
No limitations in her movements were observed, but she did occasionally require NSAIDs for pain relief (VAS: 2; ambulation score 2).
SAN DIEGO - Gynecologic surgery patients at the highest risk for postoperative complications who wore an abdominopelvic compression binder for 24 hours after surgery had significantly improved ambulation compared with those who did not wear the binder, results from a randomized trial showed.