Chapter 64. Failure to Wean from a Ventilator/Internal Ophthalmoplegia—Bulbar Dysfunction, Neuromuscular Junction Problem, or Polyneuropathy?

  1. Peter W. Kaplan MB, FRCP1 and
  2. Thien Nguyen MD, PhD2

Published Online: 4 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444322972.ch64

Clinical Electrophysiology

Clinical Electrophysiology

How to Cite

Kaplan, P. W. and Nguyen, T. (2010) Failure to Wean from a Ventilator/Internal Ophthalmoplegia—Bulbar Dysfunction, Neuromuscular Junction Problem, or Polyneuropathy?, in Clinical Electrophysiology, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444322972.ch64

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Neurology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine & Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MA, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Neurology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine & The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 SEP 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405185295

Online ISBN: 9781444322972

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Keywords:

  • Failure to wean from a ventilator/internal ophthalmoplegia—bulbar dysfunction, neuromuscular junction problem, or polyneuropathy?;
  • compound muscle action potential (CMAP);
  • creatine kinase (CK);
  • electromyography (EMG);
  • artificial ventilation, feeding, prophylaxis for deep vein thrombosis, and physical therapy for prevention of muscle and tendon contractures

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Clinicalcase

  • Differential Diagnosis

  • Prognosis

  • Treatment

  • NCVS

  • References