How to handle myasthenic crisis. Essential steps in patient care.

Journal Article (Review)

Myasthenic crisis, or respiratory failure requiring intubation and mechanical ventilation, may be caused by infections, aspiration, physical and emotional stress, and changes in medication. Although no single factor determines the need for respiratory support, all patients with questionable respiratory status should be admitted to the ICU. Because management of crisis includes treatment of the underlying myasthenia gravis, a neurologist should share in any decisions regarding care.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bedlack, RS; Sanders, DB

Published Date

  • April 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 107 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 211 - 222

PubMed ID

  • 10778421

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0032-5481

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3810/pgm.2000.04.1003

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • England