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Complications of long-term mechanical ventilation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12602419     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Complications of LTMV should be considered in the context of underlying diseases and comorbidities, the trigger for ventilator dependency, and site of care. These factors have an impact on outcome and on the type and severity of complications. In view of the complexity of chronically ill VAIs, complications of mechanical ventilation become the major impediment in achieving the ultimate goal of LTMV, extending life, and improving psychophysiologic function and quality of life. Efforts should not be spared to prevent and aggressively treat these complications while continuing plans to wean and rehabilitate the patient.
Wissam M Chatila; Gerard J Criner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Respiratory care clinics of North America     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1078-5337     ISO Abbreviation:  Respir Care Clin N Am     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-02-26     Completed Date:  2003-03-27     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9612026     Medline TA:  Respir Care Clin N Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  631-47     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, 3401 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiovascular Diseases / epidemiology*,  etiology
Chronic Disease
Cross Infection / epidemiology*,  etiology
Deglutition Disorders / epidemiology,  etiology
Gastrointestinal Diseases / epidemiology*,  etiology
Long-Term Care
Nutrition Disorders / epidemiology,  etiology
Respiration, Artificial / adverse effects*,  methods
Respiratory Insufficiency / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  therapy*
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors
Severity of Illness Index
Survival Rate

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