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Table 1 Visits and diagnostic procedures

From: Impairment of small somatic and autonomic nerve fibres in intensive care unit patients with severe sepsis and critical illness polyneuropathy – a single center controlled observational study

Visit Time point Diagnostic procedures
1 In the first week after onset of acute sepsis 1st skin biopsy at thigh and ankle, neurological clinical examination (MRC score of muscle strength, ONLS, Rankin score), nerve conduction studies, sympathetic skin response
2 2 weeks later 2nd skin biopsy at thigh and ankle, neurological clinical examination, nerve conduction studies, sympathetic skin response
3 4 months later 3d skin biopsy at thigh and ankle, neurological clinical examination, nerve conduction studies, sympathetic skin response