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Neuromuscular Disorders in the Intensive Care Unit

Abstract:

Patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) with neuromuscular disorders are either admitted for an acute life-threatening disease of new onset such as Guillain-Barré syndrome, or for a complication of a severe pre-existing condition such as muscular dystrophy, or they develop a neuromuscular disorder as a consequence of critical illness, i.e. so-called "ICU-associated weakness." This chapter provides an introduction to the specific requirement of these patients needed to improve their outcomes...

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10.1002/9781119973331.ch32

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Pages:
243-248
Host title:
Neuromuscular Disorders
Publication date:
2011-09-06
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URN:
uuid:2e40ecc6-b3e0-4778-9d5f-2b4732ea5ae4
Source identifiers:
436832
Local pid:
pubs:436832
ISBN-10:
0470654562
ISBN-13:
9780470654569

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