Critical illness myopathy

Basant Bhattarai, A. H. Kulkarni, R. K. Ranjan, M. Ambareesha

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Critical illness myopathy is one of the causes for failure to wean from ventilator. Although associate factors of dysectrolytemia is to be ruled out and other causes for failure to wean is to be ruled out before diagnosing critical illness myopathy. Several factors play role in development of this condition. Here we present a case report of a post partum patient where we had encountered failure to wean despite several attempts and at last was successfully weaned and discharged from Intensive care unit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-230
Number of pages3
JournalKathmandu University Medical Journal
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 03-09-2008
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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Bhattarai, B., Kulkarni, A. H., Ranjan, R. K., & Ambareesha, M. (2008). Critical illness myopathy. Kathmandu University Medical Journal, 6(22), 228-230.