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Guillan Barré mortality

Roshan Koul, Amna Al-Futaisi, Alexander Chacko, Mohammed Fazalullah, Susan Al Nabhani, Salah Al-Awaidy, Suleiman Al-Busaidy, Salim Al-Mahrooqi
OBJECTIVES: To find the incidence, clinical pattern and outcome of Guillain-Barre syndrome in the Sultanate of Oman in children less than 15 years of age. METHODS: All children under fifteen years with acute flaccid paralysis were admitted to identify the underlying cause. The diagnosis of Gullain Barre syndrome was made by clinical criteria, cerebrospinal fluid findings and nerve conduction studies. Intravenous immunoglobulins were given to all and two needed plasmapharesis...
July 2008: Oman Medical Journal
Hassen Damak, Kamilia Chtara, Mabrouk Bahloul, Hatem Kallel, Anis Chaari, Hichem Ksibi, Adel Chaari, Hedi Chelly, Noureddine Rekik, Chokri Ben Hamida, Mounir Bouaziz
PURPOSE: Africa, as the rest of the world, was touched by the 2009 pandemic influenza A(H1N1). In the literature, a few publications covering this subject emerged from this continent. We prospectively describe baseline characteristics, treatment and outcomes of consecutive critically ill patients with confirmed 2009 influenza A(H1N1) in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Sfax hospital. METHODS: From 29 November 2009 through 21 January 2010, 32 patients with confirmed 2009 influenza A(H1N1) were admitted to our ICU...
July 2011: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
N Sudo, A B Weingold
Two additional cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome complicating pregnancy are reported and the 25 previously published cases reviewed. While fetal prognosis is generally favorable, the occurrence of the disease in late pregnancy is a high-rish maternal condition. Respiratory failure and aspiration pneumonitis may result in premature labor and maternal mortality.
January 1975: Obstetrics and Gynecology
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