Guideline for Neuromuscular Rehabilitation in Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Marco Orsini, Marcos RG De Freitas, Bruno Presto, Mariana P Mello, Carlos Henrique Melo Reis, Valéria Silveira, Júlio Guilherme Silva, Osvaldo JM Nascimento, Marco Antônio Araújo Leite, Soraia Pulier, Marzia Puccioni Sohler
2001 Revista Neurociências  
Introduction. Originally described by Landry in 1859 and Guillain, Barré and Strohl in 1916, Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) is the most common cause of acute neuromuscular paralysis selflimited in developed countries. The annual incidence of GBS is 1.5 per 100,000. Although it had a favorable prognosis ("maladie bénigne et spontanément curable") it's mortality rate is about 5% and 10% of patients remaining severely disabled one year after neurological onset. Specialist teams, intensive care and
more » ... ehabilitation are essential for patient management and should be provided in appropriate hospital units. Objective. To guide the health professionals about the utilization of the physical and respiratory techniques in patients with GBS, as well as it's indication. Method. Update of articles about GBS and Rehabilitation, on the last years of the data bases Bireme, ScienceDirect, PubMed and SciELO. Conclusion. There is currently no consensus on the management of these patients in the acute, sub-acute and chronic settings. Many of them are being discharged without access to rehabilitation services. Our results suggest that the rehabilitation makes a measurable and significant difference and should be available to all patients with GBS.
doi:10.34024/rnc.2010.v18.8443 fatcat:6jsb5d3gw5f3vjtlhrzaey7jua