Polyneuropathies presenting before admission to the ICU

The conditions listed in Table 1 are traditional, and are often given in standard texts. Guillain-Barre syndrome has recently been reviewed by ,H,a.,h..n...i.199.6). Other polyneuropathies (Table.J), particularly amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, may present as acute respiratory failure ( Zifko and Chen 1996).

Table 2 The main features of polyneuropathies that may be associated with ICU care

Here, we emphasize common and important, but less well-recognized, neuropathies which develop after admission to the ICU ( T§ble...,2 and Tabl—).

Table 3 Neuromuscular conditions in the ICU associated with systemic inflammatory response syndrome

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