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During admission to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), many critically ill patients develop generalised muscle weakness, a condition called Intensive Care Unit – Acquired Weakness (ICU-AW). ICU-AW can be caused by muscle problems, peripheral nerve problems or a combination of both. As the name of the condition implies, the hallmark symptom is muscle weakness, but also non-motor signs and symptoms, such as sensory and automatic deficits may be part of ICU-AW. Luuk Wieske’s aims are threefold: to investigate whether ICU-AW can be identified early after ICU admission; to investigate the non-motor signs and symptoms of ICU-AW; and to investigate the long-term impact of ICU-AW on survival and physical functioning.

Event details of Aspects of Intensive Care Unit – Acquired Weakness
Date 24 June 2014
Time 14:00 -15:00
Location Agnietenkapel

L. Wieske, Intensive Care Unit – Acquired Weakness: Early Diagnosis, Symptomatology and Prognosis.


Prof. I.N. van Schaik
Prof. M.J. Schultz


Dr J. Horn
Dr C. Verhamme


Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam


This event is open to the public.