Keith Dombrowski, Author at The Cardiology Advisor

Keith Dombrowski

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Primary Neuromuscular Disease in the ICU

Non-ICU-Acquired neuromuscular weakness Synonym Neuromuscular diseases in the ICU Related Conditions Neuromuscular respiratory failure, Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), myasthenia gravis (MG), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), myopathies 1. Description of the problem Generalized weakness and respiratory failure due to dysfunction of the peripheral nervous system or muscles. The dysfunction can either be genetic or acquired, but is…

Spinal cord ischemia

Spinal Cord Ischemia Also known as: spinal cord injury, postoperative paraplegia, postoperative paraparesis, thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair complication 1. Description of the problem What every clinician needs to know Spinal cord ischemia is a relatively uncommon form of spinal cord injury. The true prevalence of cord ischemia is not known, but it is suggested that…

Weakness, Acquired Muscle Weakness and Peripheral Nerve Disease in the ICU, critical illness myopathy, critical ilness polyneuropathy, prolonged neuromuscular blockade

Acquired Muscle Weakness and Peripheral Nerve Disease in the ICU Also known as: Critical illness myopathy (CIM), critical ilness polyneuropathy (CIP), prolonged neuromuscular blockade (PNMB) Related conditions: Prolonged neuromuscular blockade, Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), myasthenia gravis (MG), botulism, Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, porphyria, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), tick paralysis, acute flaccid paralysis 1. Description of the problem…

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