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Protocol-driven ventilator weaning: reviewing the evidence.
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PMID:  18440434     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Though seminal clinical trials have identified efficacious methods of liberating patients from mechanical ventilation (ie, weaning), this knowledge is not applied often by physicians in routine practice. Weaning protocols are a strategies by which research results can be translated effectively and efficiently into clinical practice, but results of clinical trials evaluating weaning protocols have not been uniform, and controversy continues to surround this important area in critical care medicine. This article reviews the rationale for and against the routine use of weaning protocols and highlights informative details of many clinical trials that have evaluated such protocols.
Timothy D Girard; E Wesley Ely
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in chest medicine     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0272-5231     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Chest Med.     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-28     Completed Date:  2008-07-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907612     Medline TA:  Clin Chest Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  241-52, v     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine, Center for Health Services Research, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 6(th) Floor MCE, #6110, Nashville, TN 37232-8300, USA.
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Ventilator Weaning / methods*

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