Functional markers to predict the need for prolonged mechanical ventilation in patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome
Department of Neurology, the First Hospital of Jilin University, Jilin University, Xinmin Street 71#, 130021, Changchun, China
Critical Care 2011, 15:426 doi:10.1186/cc10144
Please see related research by Fourrier et al., http://ccforum.com/content/15/1/R65Published: 20 May 2011
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We read with great interest the article by Fourrier and colleagues , who investigated functional markers to predict the need for prolonged mechanical ventilation (MV) in patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and acute respiratory failure. The study was well conducted, but we are concerned about the study design and the confounding factors.