Anticipating mechanical ventilation in Guillain-Barré syndrome.

@article{Lawn2001AnticipatingMV,
  title={Anticipating mechanical ventilation in Guillain-Barr{\'e} syndrome.},
  author={Nicholas D. Lawn and Dade D. Fletcher and Robert D. Henderson and Troy D Wolter and Eelco F. M. Wijdicks},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  year={2001},
  volume={58 6},
  pages={
          893-8
        }
}
CONTEXT The combination of multiple clinical factors culminates in neuromuscular respiratory failure in up to 30% of the patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). Although guidelines exist as to when to proceed with intubation, early indicators of subsequent progression to respiratory failure have not been established. OBJECTIVES To identify clinical and respiratory features associated with progression to respiratory failure and to examine patterns of respiratory decline in patients with… CONTINUE READING
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