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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/23065

Title: Ventilatory management of respiratory failure in patients with severe Guillain-Barré syndrome
Authors: Aggarwal, A. N.
Gupta, D.
Lal, V.
Behera, D.
Jindal, S. K.
Prabhakar, S.
Keywords: Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, Ventilatory failure, Mechanical ventilation, Ventilator-associated pneumonia, Sepsis, Hospital mortality.
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2003
Publisher: Medknow Publications on behalf of the Neurological Society of India
Citation: Neurology India (ISSN: 0028-3886) Vol 51 Num 2
Abstract: Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is the commonest peripheral neuropathy causing ventilatory failure, and 10-30% patients may require respiratory support. Records of 11 adult patients of GBS in respiratory failure, admitted to the Respiratory Intensive Care Unit (RICU) of our institute for mechanical ventilation over a four-year period, were studied. Six patients received intravenous immunoglobulin. The median duration of mechanical ventilation was 38 days. Seven patients underwent tracheostomy. Four patients were ventilated for less than 2 weeks and 3 for more than 2 months each. Seven developed ventilator-associated pneumonia and/or sepsis. Three patients died in, and two shortly after discharge from RICU; all had systemic problems or complications of hospitalization.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/23065
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=ni03063
Rights: Copyright 2003 Neurology India. Online full text also at http://www.neurologyindia.com
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