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New study examines NICU challenges associated with patients with neuromuscular disease

Thursday, August 18, 2016
M Luke James

Managing critically ill patients in neurointensive care units is always difficult, but patients with neuromuscular disease such as  myasthenia gravis, amotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Guillain-Barre syndrome pose special challenges. In a special issue of Anesthesiology Clinics, Michael “Luke” James, MD, and Veronica Crespo, MD (Duke Department of Anesthesiology) review the management, health challenges, and advances in care of neuromuscular patients for anesthesiologists. The article is available online here.

James also served as a co-editor this issue of Anesthesiology Clinics, which reviewed advances in neuroanesthesiology, including basic neuroscience, clinical anesthesia practice, neurocritical care, and intraoperative and critical care monitoring. An introductory article co-written by James explaining the purpose of this issue is available here.