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Patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) with neuromuscular disorders are either admitted for an acute life-threatening disease of new onset such as Guillain-Barré syndrome, or for a complication of a severe pre-existing condition such as muscular dystrophy, or they develop a neuromuscular disorder as a consequence of critical illness, i.e. so-called "ICU-associated weakness." This chapter provides an introduction to the specific requirement of these patients needed to improve their outcomes after ICU treatment. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Original publication

DOI

10.1002/9781119973331.ch32

Type

Chapter

Book title

Neuromuscular Disorders

Publication Date

06/09/2011

Pages

243 - 248