Neural Homeostasis | Methods for Diagnostic & Therapeutic Studies | Emergency Medicine | Neurological Problems in Critical Care
Examination of the autonomic nervous system in the Intensive Care Unit
Luuk Wieske*, Eva Kiszer, Camiel Verhamme, Ivo N van Schaik, Marcus J Schultz, Janneke Horn
*Corresponding author: Luuk Wieske
Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Neurology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
F1000Posters 2012, 3: 334 (poster) [English]
Poster [3.32 MB]
32nd International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM) 2012, 20 - 23 Mar 2012, A507
To investigate new methods for diagnosing autonomic nervous system dysfunction in ICU patients.
The cold face test and skin wrinkle test were both able to detect autonomic dysfunction in ICU patients. The cold face test was the superior test.
To investigate the diagnostic accuracy and prognostic implications of the two tests we employed.
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