School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan
Critical illness myopathy (CIM) is a syndrome of widespread muscle weakness and neurological dysfunction which can develop in critically ill patients receiving intensive care. CIM are often distinguished largely on the basis of specialized electrophysiologic testing or muscle and nerve biopsy and its causes are unknown, though they are thought to be a possible neurological manifestation of systemic inflammatory response syndrome usually developing in patients after a brief period of stay in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). This case report aims to analyze the Clinical feature, diagnosis and treatment of CIM of 60 years old male case with Chronic Obstructive Lung disease (COPD) admitted to the intensive care. Health professionals working at critical care unit should be aware that any ICU patient may develop CIM.
Journal of Pakistan Medical Association
(2010). Critical illness myopathy. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association, 60(11), 961-963.
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