This sourcebook has been created for patients who have decided to make education and Internet-based research an integral part of the treatment process. Although it gives information useful to doctors, caregivers and other health professionals, it also tells patients where and how to look for information covering virtually all topics related to guillain-barrè syndrome, from the essentials to the most advanced areas of research. The title of this book includes the word official. This reflects the fact that the sourcebook draws from public, academic, government, and peer-reviewed research. Selected readings from various agencies are reproduced to give you some of the latest official information available to date on guillain-barrè syndrome. Following an introductory chapter, the sourcebook is organized into three parts. PART I: THE ESSENTIALS; Chapter 1. The Essentials on Guillain-Barrè Syndrome: Guidelines; Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance; Chapter 3. Clinical Trials and Guillain-Barrè Syndrome; PART II: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ADVANCED MATERIAL; Chapter 4. Studies on Guillain-Barrè Syndrome; Chapter 5. Books on Guillain-Barrè Syndrome; Chapter 6. Multimedia on Guillain-Barrè Syndrome; Chapter 7. Periodicals and News on Guillain-Barrè Syndrome; Chapter 8. Physician Guidelines and Databases; PART III. APPENDICES; Appendix A. Researching Your Medications; Appendix B. Researching Alternative Medicine; Appendix C. Researching Nutrition; Appendix D. Finding Medical Libraries; Appendix E. Your Rights and Insurance; Appendix F. NIH Consensus Statement on the Utility of Therapeutic Plasmapheresis for Neurological Disorders; ONLINE GLOSSARIES; GUILLAIN-BARRÈ SYNDROME GLOSSARY; INDEX. Related topics include: Acute idiopathic polyneuritis, Acute immune mediated polyneuritis , Acute Immune-Mediation Polyneuritis, Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculopathy, Acute inflammatory neuropathy, Acute polyneuropathy, Acute segmentally demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy.