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Approach to critical illness polyneuropathy and myopathy.

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A newly acquired neuromuscular cause of weakness has been found in 25-85% of critically ill patients. Three distinct entities have been identified: (1) critical illness polyneuropathy (CIP); (2) acute myopathy of intensive care (itself with three subtypes); and (3) a syndrome with features of both 1 and 2 (called critical illness myopathy and/or neuropathy or CRIMYNE). CIP is primarily a distal axonopathy involving both sensory and motor nerves. Electroneurography and electromyography (ENG-EM...

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10.1136/pgmj.2007.064915

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
Postgraduate medical journal
Volume:
84
Issue:
993
Pages:
354-360
Publication date:
2008-07-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-0756
ISSN:
0032-5473
Source identifiers:
241410
Language:
English
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pubs:241410
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uuid:1b680b7a-c562-474e-aba1-fa35694c92e1
Local pid:
pubs:241410
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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