How are bowel and bladder dysfunction managed in the ICU in patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS)?

Updated: May 04, 2018
  • Author: Michael T Andary, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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Although bowel and bladder dysfunction is generally transitory, management of these functions is needed to prevent other complications. Initial management should be directed toward safe evacuation and the prevention of overdistention. Monitoring for secondary infections, such as urinary tract infection, also is an area of concern. Nephropathy has been reported in pediatric patients. [111]


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