Simple bedside predictors of mechanical ventilation in patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome.

@article{Kanikannan2014SimpleBP,
  title={Simple bedside predictors of mechanical ventilation in patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome.},
  author={Meena Angamuthu Kannan Kanikannan and Padmaja Durga and Naveen Kumar Venigalla and Rukmini Mridula Kandadai and Sheik Afshan Jabeen and Rupam Borgohain},
  journal={Journal of critical care},
  year={2014},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={219-23}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study is to develop and validate a predictor score for assessing the requirement of mechanical ventilation (MV) in patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). STUDY DESIGN The study was conducted in patients admitted with GBS in neurointensive care unit in a tertiary care hospital. The demographic, clinical factors, electrophysiological, and spirometric data of all consecutive patients were prospectively collected. The study was undertaken in 2 stages. In the… CONTINUE READING