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Critical illness polyneuropathy

Authors:

Mahadevan Sugunadevan ,

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Consultant Anaesthetist, Base Hospital, Puttlam
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Prageeth Tillekeratne

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Medical Officer, Intensive Care Unit, Base Hospital, Puttlam.
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Abstract

Acquired neuromuscular disorder due to critical illness polyneuropathy (CIP) develops in patients admitted to intensive care unit for more than one week. CIP could present with weakness and delayed weaning from mechanical ventilation. It is often diagnosed on clinical suspicion and confirmed with electro-physiological studies. Severe sepsis and multi-organ failure are important risk factors and impaired glycaemic control contributes to CIP1. CIP results in prolonged mechanical ventilation, prolonged rehabilitation and increased morbidity and mortality.

 

DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/slja.v22i1.6119

 

How to Cite: Sugunadevan, M. & Tillekeratne, P., (2014). Critical illness polyneuropathy. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology. 22(1), pp.35–37. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v22i1.6119
Published on 05 Jan 2014.
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