A framework for diagnosing and classifying intensive care unit-acquired weakness

Robert David Stevens, Scott A. Marshall, David Cornblath, Ahmet Hoke, Dale Needham, Bernard De Jonghe, Naeem A. Ali, Tarek Sharshar

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Abstract

Neuromuscular dysfunction is prevalent in critically ill patients, is associated with worse short-term outcomes, and is a determinant of long-term disability in intensive care unit survivors. Diagnosis is made with the help of clinical, electrophysiological, and morphological observations; however, the lack of a consistent nomenclature remains a barrier to research. We propose a simple framework for diagnosing and classifying neuro-muscular disorders acquired in critical illness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCritical Care Medicine
Volume37
Issue numberSUPPL. 10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2009

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Keywords

  • Critical illness myopathy
  • Critical illness neuromyopathy
  • Critical illness polyneuropathy
  • Direct muscle stimulation
  • Electromyogram
  • Intensive care unit-acquired paresis
  • Intensive care unit-acquired weakness
  • Nerve conduction studies
  • Prolonged neuromuscular blockade

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  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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A framework for diagnosing and classifying intensive care unit-acquired weakness. / Stevens, Robert David; Marshall, Scott A.; Cornblath, David; Hoke, Ahmet; Needham, Dale; De Jonghe, Bernard; Ali, Naeem A.; Sharshar, Tarek.

In: Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 37, No. SUPPL. 10, 10.2009.

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Stevens, Robert David ; Marshall, Scott A. ; Cornblath, David ; Hoke, Ahmet ; Needham, Dale ; De Jonghe, Bernard ; Ali, Naeem A. ; Sharshar, Tarek. / A framework for diagnosing and classifying intensive care unit-acquired weakness. In: Critical Care Medicine. 2009 ; Vol. 37, No. SUPPL. 10.
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