Long term intubation and successful weaning in two children with Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Hashim Javed, Madhavachandran P. Nair, Roshan L. Koul, Alexander Chacko, Mohammad Fazalullah

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)686-688
Number of pages3
JournalSaudi Medical Journal
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2000



  • Extubation
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Prolonged ventilation
  • T-piece
  • Weaning

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  • Medicine(all)

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