Tag critical illness polyneuropathy
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

ICU Acquired Weakness (ICUAW)

ICU Acquired Weakness (ICUAW) includes critical illness myopathy (CIM); critical illness polyneuropathy (CIP), or a mixture of both (myopathy is typically predominant); very common in the mechanically ventilated (25-60% in those mechanically ventilated for > 7 days)
CCC Critical Care compendium 340


OVERVIEW GBS and CIP are important causes of weakness in ICU and distinguishing between them is important due to the management and prognostic implications Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) Critical Illness Polyneuropathy (CIP) References and Links CCC – ICU Acquired Weakness CCC…