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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: July 2019

Chapter 16 - Neuromuscular Disorders in the Neurocritical Care Unit

Summary

Neuromuscular diseases and respiratory failure are common problems encountered in both neurologic and medical intensive care units. Neuromuscular respiratory failure can be caused by diseases of the motor neuron, peripheral nerve, neuromuscular junction, or muscle. Thus, localization of the disorder is essential for adequate management.