1. Reflex examination is essential for the timely and correct diagnosis of Guillain-Barré Syndrome.
2. Diagnosis is based on clinical observations, however elevated protein in the CSF is present in 90% of patients suffering from Guillain-Barré.
3. The 20/30/40 rule is an excellent tool to guide decision making with regards to when to intubate patients suffering from this condition.
4. Be on guard for autonomic instability (heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate).
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