Intensive care unit acquired weakness : measuring recovery from critical illness

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Introduction Intensive care unit-acquired weakness (ICU-AW) is a common consequence of critical illness, affecting between 25% and 100% of critical care patients.1,2 ICU-AW is a syndrome encompassing myopathic, neuropathic and atrophic changes, which clinically presents as profound weakness. Its presence can hinder and dictate the course of recovery… (More)

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