Danny Harris, MD
Fellow, Critical Care Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Danny G. Harris, MD is a Critical Care Fellow at Emory University School of Medicine. He completed medical school at the Unviersity of Mississippi Medical Center and residency training in Internal Medicine at Eisenhower Army Medical Center. He also serves as an active duty physician in the United States Army.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Introduction: Every year in the United States, more than 5.7 million patients are admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), of which 25-50% develop ICU-acquired weakness (ICU-AW), defined as new onset weakness that occurs during critical illness. Patients with ICU-AW have worse outcomes including increased mortality, longer hospitalizations, worse quality of life years after they leave the ICU, and greater healthcare costs. Early mobilization is a low-risk strategy associated with improvement in ICU-AW, and society guidelines recommend a multidisciplinary approach, including physical…