Neuromuscular manifestations of critical illness.

@article{Bolton2005NeuromuscularMO,
  title={Neuromuscular manifestations of critical illness.},
  author={Charles F. Bolton},
  journal={Muscle & nerve},
  year={2005},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={140-63}
}
Critical illness, more precisely defined as the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), occurs in 20%-50% of patients who have been on mechanical ventilation for more than 1 week in an intensive care unit. Critical illness polyneuropathy (CIP) and myopathy (CIM), singly or in combination, occur commonly in these patients and present as limb weakness and difficulty in weaning from the ventilator. Critical illness myopathy can be subdivided into thick-filament (myosin) loss, cachectic… CONTINUE READING
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