Key Take Home Messages
- Guillain-Barré is largely a clinical diagnosis and obtaining a clear history from the patient is vital.
- Forced vital capacity is useful in monitoring respiratory function, and alongside overall clinical assessment, can help assess need for intubation.
- Autonomic dysfunction can be particularly pronounced in the peri-intubation period.
- Critical care length of stay may be prolonged and patients may need extensive supportive care from a multidisciplinary team.