Essential steps in patient care

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Richard S. Bedlack, MD, PhD, Donald B. Sanders, MD

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Postgraduate Medicine:

Volume 107 No. 4


Clinical Features

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DOI: 10.3810/pgm.2000.04.1003
Abstract: Respiratory failure is a life-threatening complication of myasthenia gravis that necessitates care in an intensive care unit. By becoming familiar with the causes, clinical features, and treatment of such crises, primary care physicians can collaborate with neurologists in attaining the best possible outcome. In this article, Drs Bedlack and Sanders review the essential steps in the care of patients with myasthenic crisis and discuss complications and prognosis. Bedlack RS, Sanders DB. How to handle myasthenic crisis: essential steps in patient care. Postgrad Med 2000;107(4):211-22