Generaliseret, symmetrisk muskelsvaghed hos overlevere efter intensiv terapi

Helene Korvenius Nedergaard, Stine Estrup, Anders Storgaard, Hatice Tankisi


ICU-acquired weakness (ICUAW) is often found in critically ill patients and is characterised by a generalised, symmetric weakness, affecting limb (proximal more than distal) and respiratory muscles. It is a diagnosis of exclusion. ICUAW is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, and decreased quality of life. The aetiology is not completely understood, and there is no established treatment or prevention yet. The most important risk factors are high disease severity, multiorgan failure, systemic inflammation and prolonged immobilisation. Individual needs for rehabilitation must be defined, as argued in this review.

Bidragets oversatte titelGeneralised, symmetric muscle weakness in survivors after intensive therapy
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Udgave nummer41
StatusUdgivet - 11 okt. 2021


  • Critical Illness
  • Humans
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Muscle Weakness/etiology
  • Quality of Life
  • Survivors


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