Acute myopathy of intensive care: clinical, electromyographic, and pathological aspects.

@article{Lacomis1996AcuteMO,
  title={Acute myopathy of intensive care: clinical, electromyographic, and pathological aspects.},
  author={David Lacomis and Michael J. Giuliani and Anne C Van Cott and David J. Kramer},
  journal={Annals of neurology},
  year={1996},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={645-54}
}
An acute myopathy of intensive care occurs in critically ill patients treated with intravenous corticosteroids and neuromuscular junction-blocking agents. The full clinicopathological spectrum is uncertain. We evaluated the clinical, electrodiagnostic, and histopathological features of 14 patients who developed acute myopathy of intensive care after organ transplantation or during treatment of severe pulmonary disorders and sepsis. Patients received high-dose intravenous corticosteroids… CONTINUE READING

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