Clinical Approach to Neuromuscular Weakness in the Critically IIi Patient
Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease 1(3): 151-158
ISSN/ISBN: 1522-0443 PMID: 19078577 DOI: 10.1097/00131402-200003000-00009
Neuromuscular disorders developing m critically ill patients often result in increased morbidity and prolonged intensive care hospitalization Detection and assessment of affected patients are frequently hindered by the severe nature of the underlying medical illness. The various syndromes have overlapping clinical and electrodiagnostic features, presenting further obstacles to prompt classification. Nonetheless, an accurate diagnosis can usually be attained through an organized approach to the evaluation and management of critically ill patients with acquired weakness.