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Guillain-Barré: don't wait for the saturations to drop!

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Claire Sutton, Emma Gendall, Nigel Page
Foundation Years Journal, volume 4, issue 3, p.29 (123Doc Education, London, March 2010)


This case will discuss the care of a patient with Guillain–Barré syndrome. It will include revision of the presentation and treatment of the syndrome, and illustrate the importance of recognising the early warning signs of impending respiratory compromise as a junior doctor.

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Claire Sutton

Specialist Registrar in Elderly Care Medicine
Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust

Emma Gendall

Foundation Year 1 Doctor
Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust

Nigel Page

Consultant in Elderly Care


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