No definite criteria exists in Guillian-Barre Syndrome in children regarding prolonged ventilation through an endotracheal tube without tracheostomy and successful weaning using a T-piece. Here we report two such cases of Guillian-Barre Syndrome requiring prolonged intubation for 56 days and ventilation for 30 days and ultimately successfully weaning them using the T-piece. Both the children eventually made a complete recovery, highlighting the point that in children prolonged intubation and ventilation using the portex tube is equally good, if not, better than tracheostomy with its attendant risks.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Saudi Medical Journal|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2000|
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome
- Prolonged ventilation
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