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Table 2 Independent predictors for mechanical ventilation in patients with GBS

From: Predictors for mechanical ventilation and short-term prognosis in patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome

Variable Regression coefficient (95 % CI) p value Exp (B)
Time from onset to admission −0.117 (0.808–0.980) <0.05 0.899
Disease occurrence in summer −1.520 (0.102–0.469) <0.01 0.219
Facial nerve involvement 0.921 (1.281–4.926) <0.01 2.512
Glossopharyngeal and vagus nerves involvement 1.703 (2.561–11.773) <0.01 5.491
MRC at nadir −0.099 (0.886–0.926) <0.01 0.906
  1. CI confidence interval, GBS Guillain-Barré syndrome, MRC Medical Research Council (sum score)