Signs of critical illness polyneuropathy and myopathy can be seen early in the ICU course.

@article{Ahlbeck2009SignsOC,
  title={Signs of critical illness polyneuropathy and myopathy can be seen early in the ICU course.},
  author={Karsten Ahlbeck and Katarina Fredriksson and Olav Rooyackers and Gudrun M M{\aa}b{\"a}ck and Sten Remahl and Tor Ansved and Lars Eriksson and Peter J. Radell},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={2009},
  volume={53 6},
  pages={
          717-23
        }
}
BACKGROUND Critical illness polyneuropathy and myopathy (CIPNM) is recognized as a common condition that develops in the intensive care unit (ICU). It may lead to a prolonged hospital stay with subsequent increased ICU and hospital costs. Knowledge of predisposing factors is insufficient and the temporal pattern of CIPNM has not been well described earlier. This study investigated patients with critical illness in need of prolonged mechanical ventilation, describing comprehensively the time… CONTINUE READING

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