How should infection be prevented in patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) in the ICU?

Updated: May 04, 2018
  • Author: Michael T Andary, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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The risk of sepsis and infection can be decreased by the use of minimal sedation, frequent physiotherapy, and mechanical ventilation with positive end-expiratory pressure where appropriate. [3] Transfer may be appropriate if a facility does not have the proper resources to care for patients who require prolonged intubation or prolonged intensive care.


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