Acute neuromuscular respiratory failure: a population-based study of aetiology and outcome in Northern Ireland.

@article{Carr2014AcuteNR,
  title={Acute neuromuscular respiratory failure: a population-based study of aetiology and outcome in Northern Ireland.},
  author={Aisling S Carr and Anne I. Hoeritzauer and Rim Kee and Michael Kinney and J Campbell and Adrian Hutchinson and Gavin V McDonnell},
  journal={Postgraduate medical journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={90 1062},
  pages={201-4}
}
BACKGROUND Acute neuromuscular respiratory failure (NMRF) is a life-threatening feature of a variety of neurological conditions that can present in extremis prior to the establishment of a definitive diagnosis, so early clinical decision making is difficult. Population-based data on the frequency, outcome and aetiological spectrum are lacking. OBJECTIVE To establish accurate epidemiological descriptive statistics in this patient group. METHODS The regional Intensive Care National Audit and… CONTINUE READING
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