Rituxan a medication given intravenously may also

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Rituxan a medication given intravenously may also work for patients with myasthenia gravis in which it destroys certain WBC again alerting the immune system (Mayo Clinic 2017). 5. Can the Tensilon test be used to diagnosis Guillian-Barre? Why or why not? No, a Tensilon test can not be used to diagnose Guillian-Barre. There are three test that can be used to diagnose a patient and those are a lumbar test, electromyogram, and a nerve conduction velocity test (Kelley 2015). Guillan-Barre is diagnosed using a lumbar test where spinal fluid is taken from a patient and the protein levels are tested. If protein levels are high the patient may be diagnosed with Guillan-Barre (Pressman 2018). 6. Once the symptoms of Guillian-Barre become severe enough then what role do respiratory therapists play? Once symptoms become severe the patient could go into respiratory distress. As a respiratory therapist it is important for us to monitor the patient for any changes in lung function. One major thing to monitor would be the patients forced vital capacity. This should be measured frequently to see if the patient needs assistance with respirations. Also, endotracheal intubation is indicated if vital capacity is < 15 mL/kg (Rubin 2018).
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WEEK 2 ASSIGNMENT 4 References Kelley, G. (2015, September 17). GBS Diagnosis. Retrieved from Mayo Clinic. (2017, August 02). Myasthenia Gravis. Retrieved from - treatment/drc-20352040 Pressman, P., & Chaves, C. (2018, February 9). How Do Doctors Diagnose Guillain-Barré Syndrome? Retrieved from - guillain-barre-syndrome-2488657 Rubin, M. (2018, July). Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) - Neurologic Disorders. Retrieved from - nervous-system-and-motor-unit-disorders/guillain-barré-syndrome-gbs UCSF Health. (2017, February 23). Tensilon Test. Retrieved from
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  • Fall '18
  • Tim Dunkley
  • Myasthenia gravis, Tensilon

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