Mechanical ventilation in Guillain-Barré syndrome: does age influence functional outcome?

  title={Mechanical ventilation in Guillain-Barr{\'e} syndrome: does age influence functional outcome?},
  author={Martin K{\"o}hrmann and Hagen Bernhard Huttner and Tim Nowe and Peter Dieter Schellinger and Stefan Schwab},
  journal={European neurology},
  volume={61 6},
PURPOSE To examine the effects of age on differences in the clinical course and functional outcome of mechanically ventilated Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) patients. METHODS 32 consecutive patients with GBS in need of mechanical ventilation were divided into two groups: (1) 15 patients <65 years, and (2) 17 patients >or=65 years. Length of ventilation… CONTINUE READING