Fast Five Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA


November 02, 2016

Immunomodulatory treatment has been used to hasten recovery from GBS. IVIG and plasma exchange have proved equally effective. Corticosteroids (oral and intravenous) have not been found to have a clinical benefit in GBS. Hemodynamic changes related to autonomic dysfunction are usually transitory, and patients rarely require long-term medications to treat blood pressure or cardiac problems.

The ubiquitous white stockings known as antiembolic stockings or thromboembolic disease hose produce a maximum compression of 18 mm Hg and rarely are fitted in such a way as to provide adequate gradient compression. They have not been shown to be effective as prophylaxis against thromboembolism.

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