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Monday, July 27, 2020

Guillain-Barre Syndrome

PulmCrit (EMCrit)
IBCC chapter & cast - July 27, 2020 - By Josh Farkas
"Guillain-Barre Syndrome is the most common cause of acute-onset neuromuscular weakness requiring ICU admission. COVID-19 appears to be one trigger of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, so this might be even more common in the coming months. There isn't much high-quality evidence regarding respiratory support in Guillain-Barre Syndrome, particularly when intubation is indicated. Consequently, it's important to use basic critical care principles and common sense, rather than artificial “rules” which are widely propagated in the literature."