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Crit Care Med. 2009 Oct;37(10 Suppl):S299-308. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3181b6ef67.

A framework for diagnosing and classifying intensive care unit-acquired weakness.

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Division of Neurosciences Critical Care, Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA. rstevens@jhmi.edu

Abstract

Neuromuscular dysfunction is prevalent in critically ill patients, is associated with worse short-term outcomes, and is a determinant of long-term disability in intensive care unit survivors. Diagnosis is made with the help of clinical, electrophysiological, and morphological observations; however, the lack of a consistent nomenclature remains a barrier to research. We propose a simple framework for diagnosing and classifying neuromuscular disorders acquired in critical illness.

PMID:
20046114
DOI:
10.1097/CCM.0b013e3181b6ef67
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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