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Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Eelco F. M. Wijdicks

in The Practice of Emergency and Critical Care Neurology

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780195394023
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199323050 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195394023.003.0040
Guillain-Barré Syndrome

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Chapter 40 discusses Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), and how patients with GBS can be managed on wards, but if their clinical condition is deteriorating, admission to the neurosciences intensive care unit (NICU) is justified. It also addresses certain admission criteria, including respiratory muscle failure, accumulating secretions from oropharyngeal weakness and poor coughing, evolving aspiration pneumonia, dysautonomia, chest tightness or marked hypotension during the first course of plasma exchange, sepsis syndrome, suspected pulmonary embolism, and gastrointestinal complications.

Chapter.  10912 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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