Eduard Vasilevskis

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ICU-acquired weakness

I. What every physician needs to know. Intensive care unit (ICU) acquired weakness is the acute onset of neuromuscular and functional impairment in the critically ill for which there is no alternative etiology other than critical illness. It is a diagnosis of exclusion and is characterized by symmetric, generalized limb and/or diaphragmatic weakness that typically…

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