Ain-Shams Journal of Anaesthesiology

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 81--87

Intensive care unit-acquired weakness


Amr M El-Said 
 Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Management, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Amr M El-Said
Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Management, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Abbassia, Cairo 11566
Egypt

ICU-acquired weakness (ICU-AW) represents a severe and frequent complication of critical illness. It is believed that ICU-AW can affect more than half of all ICU patients. This major neuromuscular complication of critical illness is associated with increased rates of morbidity and mortality, markedly affecting both short-term and long-term clinical outcomes in critically ill patients. This article aimed to review all available data about this common problem.


How to cite this article:
El-Said AM. Intensive care unit-acquired weakness.Ain-Shams J Anaesthesiol 2014;7:81-87


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El-Said AM. Intensive care unit-acquired weakness. Ain-Shams J Anaesthesiol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Nov 30 ];7:81-87
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