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Phrenic nerve conduction time in Guillain-Barré syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3981193     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Phrenic nerve conduction was studied in 28 patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome. Conduction time was prolonged in 18 (64.3%) patients and serial studies showed progressive improvement with restoration of normal values in the majority by 12 weeks. The conduction abnormalities had a positive correlation with the extent of the disease, morbidity and mortality. Phrenic nerve conduction time was found to be a more sensitive parameter than vital capacity or median nerve motor conduction velocity in assessing the severity of the disease and predicting impending ventilatory failure.
M Gourie-Devi; G R Ganapathy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0022-3050     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr.     Publication Date:  1985 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-05-08     Completed Date:  1985-05-08     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985191R     Medline TA:  J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  245-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Action Potentials
Middle Aged
Motor Neurons / physiology
Neural Conduction*
Phrenic Nerve / physiopathology*
Polyradiculoneuropathy / physiopathology*
Respiratory Insufficiency / physiopathology

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