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Respiratory Support in Acute Neuromuscular Respiratory Failure 

Respiratory Support in Acute Neuromuscular Respiratory Failure
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Respiratory Support in Acute Neuromuscular Respiratory Failure
Author(s):

Eelco F. M Wijdicks

and Alejandro A Rabinstein

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199843626.003.0006
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date: 18 October 2019

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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