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What is the treatment for guillain barre syndrome?

What is the treatment for guillain barre syndrome?

See below:: Treatment of guillain-barré syndrome may include plasma exchange (plasmapheresis) and high-dose immunoglobulin therapy. A respirator may be used if the patient requires assistance to breathe. Physical therapy can begin after the patient recovers limb control.The recovery period: a few weeks or as long as a few years. About 30% may suffer from residual weakness after 3 years. ...Read more

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Guillain Barre Syndrome (Definition)

A disorder in which the body's immune system attacks the nervous system. The first symptoms include weakness or tingling ...Read more


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Any treatment for tourette syndrome?

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Any treatment for tourette syndrome?

Tourette: Most cases are mild & require no medications, can benefit from reassurance & psychobehavioral therapy (cognitive therapy, biofeedback) & education. Medications that are helpful for tics are; clonidine, orap, (pimozide) tenex, and other medications that treat comorbid conditions such as OCD & adhd. ...Read more

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What is gillian barre syndrome?

What is gillian barre syndrome?

Autoimmune: An autoimmune disease that attacks the myelin sheaths on your peripheral nerves. Usually starts in feet an ascends. Sometimes starts in the eyes. ...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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Guillain barre syndrome connected to eczema?

Guillain barre syndrome connected to eczema?

No connection: There is no relationship between guillain barre syncroe and eczea. ...Read more

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What are risk factors for Guillian barre syndrome?

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What are risk factors for Guillian barre syndrome?

GBS: Anyone can develop GBS, but people over 50 yrs. age are more at risk. It develops several days/weeks after having diarrhea or respiratory infection, with most common cause being a bacterium called Campylobacter, & some cases follow the Flu or Epstein Barr virus infection, and rarely after vaccination. ...Read more

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IVIG therapy is safe for 13 months baby ? (paralyzed by Guillain-Barré syndrome GBS

IVIG therapy is safe for 13 months baby ? (paralyzed by Guillain-Barré syndrome GBS

Yes: When properly used this is safe and effective.Staff will follow a standard protocol and monitor the patient during the process for any unexpected allergic or other response. Given the benefits of treatment over doing nothing, this is a reasonable choice. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for post-polio syndrome?

Rehab/PT/Pain Meds: Treatment involves a Multi-disciplinary rehabilitation approach. Physical Therapy to increase muscle strngthand endurance Occupational Therapy to address upper body problems like overuse injuries Speech and language therapy Pain Meds Sleep studies and treatment for ocp Bracis use as needed ...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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Any treatment for heriditary spastic paraparesis? Accompanied by sensory neuropathy?

Any treatment for heriditary spastic  paraparesis? Accompanied by sensory neuropathy?

Symptomatic treatmen: Hsp is a group of inherited disorders, often insidiously progressive and severe. There are no effective treatments to the underlying damage to the nerve axons so treatment is symptomatic. Baclofen, dantrolene and tinazidine may help with spasticity; oxybutinin with urinary urgency; gabapentin, Pregabalin and duloxetine for neuropathy. Vitamins, d, e and b6 may also help. Physical therapy also. ...Read more

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Ayurvedic treatment for behcets syndrome?

Ayurvedic treatment for behcets syndrome?

No: There is no clinical evidence that this approach has any value for behcet's. ...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 outcome of a patient with guillain barre syndrome that hast an ankle fracture?

What is the outcome of a patient with guillain barre syndrome that hast an ankle fracture?

Should be good: The outcome of a patient with an ankle fracture should be same as long as it is evaluated properly and treatment initiated. The risk that guillain barre poses are neuropathic - sensory as well as motor. In the event that soft tissue reconstruction is performed as part of the ankle repair, one must keep in mind that sudden contractures can occur and make proper adjustments with fixation for this. ...Read more

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What is the long-term outlook for those with guillain-barre syndrome?

What is the long-term outlook for those with guillain-barre syndrome?

Very Good: Around 80% of people who contract guillain-barre will go on to make a full-recovery and live a normal life. About 10% will have some sort of long-term disability, such as motor or sensory nerve damage or recurrent episodes. Those with recurrent episodes are classified as having chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (cipd). ...Read more

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What is a therapeutic treatment for piriformis muscle syndrome?

What is a therapeutic treatment for piriformis muscle syndrome?

Many things: First of all it is important to get a good physical examination to confirm the diagnosis of piriformis syndrome. A physiatrist is probably best for this. If it is piriformis syndrome, specific stretching exercises are helpful and then sometimes we will inject the piriformis muscle directly with local anesthetic and cortisone. Sometimes it needs to be done more than once. ...Read more

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I need info about post polio syndrome, polymyalgia rheumatica?

I need info about post polio syndrome, polymyalgia rheumatica?

Different Conditions: These are two different conditions.Post Polio Syndrome affects patients who were infected with polio many years ago in the past&survived the intial infection&after many years come with symptoms of progressive weakness.Polymyalgia Rheumatica is an inflammatory condition of the muscles&joints in those over the age of 65.Causes muscle stiffness of both sides of body,shoulders,neck,upper arm,hips ...Read more

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Do vaccines cause guillain-barre syndrome (gbs)?

Do vaccines cause guillain-barre syndrome (gbs)?

No link: No, there is no definitive link between vaccines and gbs in a broad sense. While many have attempted to link the two and the fda follows all vaccines closely to monitor a link - the data has not suggested a link between all major vaccines and gbs. The average risk of someone getting gbs even without getting vaccines is 1 in a few hundred thousand. The risk is the same with vaccines. ...Read more

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Should people that once had guillain barre syndrome get the flu vaccine?

Should people that once had guillain barre syndrome get the flu vaccine?

Maybe: There is some association of guillian-barre syndrome with prior immunizations. If the individual with this illness had it precipitated by influenza immunization, would avoid repeating this. If they had not been previously immunized it is not likely this would present a major risk in the future, and influenza can be a very bad illness. ...Read more

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Physical Therapy (Definition)

Physical therapy can provide back exercises to relieve tension on discs and nerves in the back in order ...Read more


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Physiotherapy (Definition)

Physiotherapy programs, or physical therapy, work to improve movement capacity in those recovering ...Read more