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Critical Illness Neuropathy

Jeffrey A. Cohen, Justin Mowchun and Jon Grudem

in Peripheral Nerve and Muscle Disease:

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Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780195375367
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322930 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195375367.003.0011

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Critical Illness Neuropathy

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Neuromuscular disorders are important causes of newly acquired weakness in the ICU. It is important to obtain a complete past medical history since preexisting medical conditions may play a role. The diagnosis and prognosis of critical illness neuromyopathy are discussed in the context of a critical care patient with severe weakness.

Chapter.  1639 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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