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The Treatment of Guillain-Barre syndrome by modified plasma exchange--a cost effective method for developing countries

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dc.contributor.author de Silva, H.J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Gamage, R. en_US
dc.contributor.author Herath, H.K. en_US
dc.contributor.author Karunanayake, M.G. en_US
dc.contributor.author Peiris, J.B. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-29T09:09:56Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-29T09:09:56Z
dc.date.issued 1987 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Postgraduate Medical Journal. 1987; 63(746): pp.1079-1081 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0032-5473 (Print) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1469-0756 (Electronic) en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2428569/
dc.description Indexed in MEDLINE
dc.description.abstract Six patients with the Guillain-Barré syndrome were treated by modified plasma exchange. Five of them showed a rapid improvement which was not consistent with the natural history of the disease. The improvement was assessed by monitoring vital capacity and muscle power, grading the ability to perform motor functions and by the duration of the hospital stay. The method of plasma exchange we used was simpler and cheaper than the conventional method. We recommend the use of our method, especially in developing countries with financial constraints and poor facilities.
dc.description.abstract Six patients with the Guillain-Barre syndrome were treated by modified plasma exchange. Five of them showed a rapid improvement which was not consistent with the natural history of the disease. The improvement was assessed by monitoring vital capacity and muscle power, grading the ability to perform motor functions and by the duration of the hospital stay. The method of plasma exchange we used was simpler and cheaper than the conventional method. We recommend the use of our method, especially in developing countries with financial constraints and poor facilities. en_US
dc.publisher BMJ Publishing Group en_US
dc.subject Plasma Exchange
dc.subject Polyradiculoneuropathy
dc.subject Polyradiculoneuropathy-therapy
dc.title The Treatment of Guillain-Barre syndrome by modified plasma exchange--a cost effective method for developing countries en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.department Medicine en_US
dc.creator.corporateauthor Fellowship of Medicine and Post-Graduate Medical Association en_US


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