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Good place to treat guillain-barre syndrome?

Good place to treat guillain-barre syndrome?

See below: Any large teaching or community hospital can treat a patient with gbs if they offer the following capabilities: neurologic consultation 7 days/week, a neurologic ICU or med ICU familiar with neurologic patients/complications, ICU pharmacy that can provide ivig 7 days a week and/or Albumin for plasmapheresis 7 days/week, experienced pt, ot, speech & respiratory therapists, and good rehab. That's all. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Guillain Barre Syndrome (Definition)

French neurologists described a condition of progressive weakness following an illness. First by guillain and barre then added to by landray and stohl describing more severe forms with respiratory paralysis. Most cases progress up legs to trunk to arms, then slowing recover to normal. Some affect breathing, swallow and facial movement. Some with dizziness and ...Read more


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What are the early symptoms of somebody starting to get guillain-barre syndrome?

What are the early symptoms of somebody starting to get guillain-barre syndrome?

Paresthesias/weak: Guillain-barre can progress very fast but usually starts with strange sensations in the extremities and then weakness that also starts from the extremities, gets more severe affecting trunk. It is critical to get medical attention before the weakness progresses to the diaphragm/muscles of breathing. Rarely (about 5-10%) of the time, these muscles are affected first/early - variant gb. ...Read more

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Can guillain Barre' syndrome lead to mesothelium gravis?

Can guillain Barre' syndrome lead to mesothelium gravis?

No: These are two discreet clinical entities. One causes demyelination of the peripheral nerve due to an autoimmune response the other causes an antibody mediated response on the acetylcholine receptor on the nerve muscle junction. ...Read more

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My mom had guillain barre syndrome, can I get that syndrome too?

My mom had guillain barre syndrome, can I get that syndrome too?

No: You can certainly get it , but it is not an inheritable disease. Gb is an autoimmune disease that often follows an infection . It is not common. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between guillain barre syndrome and bells palsy?

Yes: The famous c miller fisher described facial paresis with ataxia and areflexia as a variant of guillain barre. This fisher variant is rare but well known. ...Read more

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Are there any tips for learning to walk after paraylisis from guillain barre syndrome?

Are there any tips for learning to walk after paraylisis from guillain barre syndrome?

Neruo rehab.: Seek assistance from physical or occupational therapist trained to rehabilitate individuals recovering from insults to the nervous system. It takes much sweat and tears, however, there is a better potential to regain your potential. ...Read more

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What is the preferred mode of treatment for guillain barre syndrome: immunoglobulin or plasmepheresis?

What is the preferred mode of treatment for guillain barre syndrome: immunoglobulin or plasmepheresis?

IVIG: Recent evidence supports use of ivig if disease is evolving rapidly toward total paralysis. Benefit is similar to plasmapheresis but better tolerated and easier to manage in most hospital settings. ...Read more

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Neuro drs-newly diagnosed guillain-barre syndrome, pos EBV bloodtest, never had mono, what's the correlation between the two?

Neuro drs-newly diagnosed guillain-barre syndrome, pos EBV bloodtest, never had mono, what's the correlation between the two?

Maybe none: If the correct blood test was done it is possible to fairly accurately time your ebv infection; less than a month ago, 1-3 months ago, more than 6 months ago. If the ebv was more than 3 months before the gbs it is unlikely that they are related. ...Read more

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I have guillain barre syndrome, i can't walk, stand, roll over, sit up, or pretty much anything physical. Should i go to a nursing home?

See a rehab doctor: It would be a good idea to see a doctor who specializes in rehabilitation medicine. This person could help you determine what type of therapy may help as well as whether you need to be in a nursing home or not. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Gastric Bypass Surgery (Definition)

Gastric bypass surgery is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure to help lose weight. Restrictive is in the fact that the stomach is down sized to a 2 oz pouch and malabsorptive is in bypassing part of the stomach and 100 to 150 cm of the small ...Read more


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