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Guillain-Barré syndrome

Treating Guillain-Barré syndrome at the Institut Guttmann

There is no cure for Guillain-Barré syndrome at present, but there are two treatments that can speed up recovery: plasmapheresis (a procedure that removes antibodies from the blood) and intravenous immunoglobulin (healthy antibodies that block disease-causing antibodies). After overcoming the initial phase, in which the patient has received treatment and any medical complications have been stabilised, it is very important to receive neurorehabilitation treatment in a specialised centre where an interdisciplinary approach is used to work on recovering any lost functions.

At the Institut Guttmann we carry out a highly specialised neurorehabilitation process aimed at restoring, minimising and/or compensating functional alterations caused by Guillain-Barré syndrome. We provide patients with comprehensive, continuous, personalised care based on the intervention of an expert multidisciplinary team.

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Training and maintenance for people affected by Guillain-Barré

Patients can follow personalised treatment programmes to optimise their functional capacity or address a specific problem resulting from their neurological impairment. At Guttmann Barcelona they can find a totally personalised training and functionality improvement programme. Link to Guttmann Barcelona.

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The Guttmann Barcelona, Brain Health and Neurorehabilitation Institute offers personalised training and function improvement programmes, as well as specialised intensive programmes. 

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Active Life

A programme for empowerment, community training and starting independent living. 

Active Life is an innovative programme that goes one step beyond the traditional vision of hospital rehabilitation. The aim is to ensure that people regain the maximum amount of functional autonomy, as well as their ability to make decisions and manage their own lives according to their own lifestyle in an active and participatory way.

The origin of this initiative stems from the need to transfer learning and skills acquired during the rehabilitation process to the community environment. This facilitates adaptation and helps normalise the person’s new situation within the community.

This programme is adapted to the specific needs of each person and can be carried out whenever they need to acquire skills to learn to live independently.

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Programa de empoderamiento

A space that is adapted and designed for you
GBL apartments

Guttmann Barcelona Life is a social facility consisting of a group of fully adapted and automated apartments that offer a wide range of complementary services tailored to each user. 

The apartments share a building with the Guttmann Barcelona Brain Health and Neurorehabilitation Institute, so it is possible to combine a stay with a specialised neurorehabilitation treatment.

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References on Guillain-Barré syndrome

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Vucic S, Kiernan MC, Cornblath DR. Guillain-Barré syndrome: an update. J Clin. Neurosci. 2009 Jun;16(6):733-41. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2008.08.033. Epub 2009 Apr. 7. Review. PubMed PMID: 19356935.

Hughes RA, Cornblath DR. Guillain-Barré syndrome. Lancet. 2005 Nov. 5;366(9497):1653-66. Review. PubMed PMID: 16271648.Detall Català.