Critical illness polyneuromyopathy

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Critical illness polyneuromyopathy is acquired neuromuscular abnormalities (polyneuropathy and/or myopathy) as a result of critical illness with prolonged immobilization, clinically manifesting with muscle weakness and difficult weaning from mechanical ventilation. In review present up-to-date information about history, epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, clinical picture, diagnostics, differential diagnosis, disease course, prevention and treatment of critical illness polyneuromyopathy.

 

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A. M. Alasheev

Clinical Institute of the Brain of Ural State Medical Academy

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Email: alasheev@gkb40.ur.ru
Russian Federation, Ekaterinburg

A. A. Belkin

Clinical Institute of the Brain of Ural State Medical Academy

Email: alasheev@gkb40.ur.ru
Russian Federation, Ekaterinburg

B. D. Zislin

Clinical Institute of the Brain of Ural State Medical Academy

Email: alasheev@gkb40.ur.ru
Russian Federation, Ekaterinburg, Russia

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