Critical care myopathy: an emerging medical catastrophe.

  title={Critical care myopathy: an emerging medical catastrophe.},
  author={Tahseen Mozaffar and Farah H Mozaffar},
  journal={JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association},
  volume={53 12},
Whereas the advent of intensive care units (ICU) in the 1950s resulted in improved survival of critically ill patients, a variety of new clinical disorders emerged related to prolonged ICU stays and the complications arising thereof. Critical care myopathy is one such disorder and has fast become one of the commonest acquired neuromuscular disorders.' The disorder was first recognized in 1978 by MacFarlane et al. i n their patients with status asthmaticus who required mechanical ventilation and… CONTINUE READING
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