Intensive-care-unit-acquired muscle weakness.

@article{Deem2006IntensivecareunitacquiredMW,
  title={Intensive-care-unit-acquired muscle weakness.},
  author={Steven A Deem},
  journal={Respiratory care},
  year={2006},
  volume={51 9},
  pages={1042-52; discussion 1052-3}
}
Neuromuscular abnormalities culminating in skeletal-muscle weakness occur very commonly in critically ill patients. Intensive-care-unit (ICU) acquired neuromuscular abnormalities are typically divided into 2 discrete classes: polyneuropathy and myopathy. However, it is likely that these 2 entities commonly coexist, with myopathy being the most common cause of weakness. Major risk factors for ICU-acquired neuromuscular abnormalities include sepsis, corticosteroid administration, and… CONTINUE READING
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