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Respiratory Support in Acute Neuromuscular Respiratory Failure 

Respiratory Support in Acute Neuromuscular Respiratory Failure
Respiratory Support in Acute Neuromuscular Respiratory Failure

Eelco F. M Wijdicks

and Alejandro A Rabinstein

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date: 20 October 2020

Assessing the need for respiratory support in acute neuromuscular disease is difficult. This chapter discusses indications of triage to the intensive care unit, the benefits and risks of noninvasive mechanical ventilation and indications of intubation in acute neuromuscular disorders, such as Guillain-Barré syndrome and myasthenia gravis.

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