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Guillain Barre

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Plasmapheresis: Definition and Patient Education. This website provides information about plasmapheresis, a common treatment for autoimmune diseases like Guillain Barre. It gives an overview of the treatment, what to expect, how to prepare for the treatment, and possible side effects. It is a reliable source because it uses information compiled from other reliable sources and lists them at the end of the article.
Guillain-Barre syndrome - Diagnosis and treatment - This website has information about Guillain Barre Syndrome, what it is, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Information is provided by the Mayo Clinic which is a reputable health care facility
Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) 101 - YouTube. This is a video that very simply describes Guillain Barre Syndrome. The video is from the Guillain Barre Foundation which provides education materials and support for those wanting to know more about the disease

Guillain Barre Syndrome Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Saving energy with self-care activities. This is a document describing some ways that a patient can conserve energy while completing Activities of Daily living such as grooming, bathing, and dressing. People diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome may experience extreme fatigue so these tips will he helpful to help them conserve energy and maintain independence
This video posted by an Occupational Therapist shows how to use 2 pieces of adaptive equipment which may be helpful for someone recovering from Guillain Barre Syndrome. In the video, she describes the equipment, a scoop dish and a dressing stick, and demonstrates how to use them
Adaptive equipment to enable activities of daily living. This site gives an overview of various types of adaptive equipment that could be useful for some experiencing difficulty with ADLs due to illness. It includes information about equipment for dressing, eating, toileting, and bathing, with links to more information or where the items can be purchased.

OT Intervention

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GBS Experiences. This website was developed by a patient who was diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome. It includes information about the disease, but also has a section for others to share their experiences with the disease
Information on Guillian Barre from GBS/CIDP Foundation International including support for the patient and information for the caregiver. This is a reliable source because it is the international non-profit organization supporting people with Guillain Barre Syndrome.
A First Step - Understanding Guillain-Barre Syndrome by Brian S. Langton. This book was written by a gentleman who had Guillain Barre Syndrome. He shares his story and information about the disease

Patient Stories and Support

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Guillain-Barré Syndrome  | Campylobacter | CDC. This fact sheet includes information about the potential causes of GBS including infection from Campylobacter.
Guillain-Barre syndrome             | Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD) – an NCATS Program. This article discusses the various potential causes of Guillain Barre Syndrome including a possible genetic link. This is published by the National Institutes of Health
Guillain-Barré Syndrome | Michigan Medicine

Causes of the Disease

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