Journal article

Rehabilitation interventions in patients with acute demyelinating inflammatory polyneuropathy: a systematic review

F Khan, B Amatya

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE | EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA | Published : 2012

Abstract

Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (Guillain-Barré syndrome, GBS) can be a significant cause of new long-term disability, which is thought to be amenable to rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is an expensive resource and the evidence to support its justification is urgently needed. This systematic review presents an evidence-based overview of the effectiveness of various rehabilitation interventions in adults with GBS and the outcomes that are affected. Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, AMED, PEDro, LILACS and the Cochrane Library were searched up to March 2012 for studies reporting outcomes of GBS patients following rehabilitation interventions that addressed functional restoration and part..

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