Interventions for preventing critical illness polyneuropathy and critical illness myopathy.

@article{Hermans2009InterventionsFP,
  title={Interventions for preventing critical illness polyneuropathy and critical illness myopathy.},
  author={Greet Hermans and Bernard de Jonghe and Frans Bruyninckx and Greet Van den Berghe},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2009},
  volume={1},
  pages={CD006832}
}
BACKGROUND Critical illness polyneuro-and/or myopathy (CIP/CIM) is an important and frequent complication in the intensive care unit (ICU), causing delayed weaning from mechanical ventilation. It may increase ICU stay and mortality. OBJECTIVES To examine the ability of any intervention to prevent the occurrence of CIP/CIM. SEARCH STRATEGY We searched the Cochrane Neuromuscular Disease Group Trials Register (October 2007), MEDLINE (January 1950 to April 2008), EMBASE (January 1980 to October… CONTINUE READING

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