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Inspiratory muscle resistive training in respiratory failure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3883864     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this study, 4 patients who had failed weaning attempts using traditional methods underwent inspiratory muscle resistive training (IRT). Three patients showed improvements in inspiratory muscle strength (mean peak negative inspiratory pressure improved from 38 to 54 cm H2O) and in respiratory muscle endurance (mean PCO2 at the end of the same or a longer period of spontaneous breathing improved from 70 to 52 mmHg). These 3 patients were successfully weaned from mechanical ventilation after 10 to 24 days of IRT. A fourth patient showed no improvement and could not be weaned. This pilot study demonstrated that IRT can be useful in preparing patients with chronic respiratory failure for weaning from mechanical ventilation.
T K Aldrich; J P Karpel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American review of respiratory disease     Volume:  131     ISSN:  0003-0805     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. Rev. Respir. Dis.     Publication Date:  1985 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-04-16     Completed Date:  1985-04-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370523     Medline TA:  Am Rev Respir Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  461-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Airway Resistance
Muscles* / physiology
Positive-Pressure Respiration*
Respiration, Artificial
Respiratory Insufficiency / therapy*

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