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Weaning from mechanical ventilation.
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PMID:  17368170     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Approximately 20% of all mechanically ventilated patients fail their first attempt to wean. Prolonged mechanical ventilation increases morbidity, mortality, and costs. No single weaning parameter predicts patient ability to wean. Weaning studies suggest that daily trials of spontaneous breathing for appropriate patients assured by standing protocol and driven by respiratory care practitioners and/or nurses improve the weaning process and patient outcome.
Nizar Eskandar; Michael J Apostolakos
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care clinics     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0749-0704     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit Care Clin     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-19     Completed Date:  2007-05-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507720     Medline TA:  Crit Care Clin     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  263-74, x     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Critical Care / methods*
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / therapy
Respiration, Artificial / adverse effects,  methods*
Respiratory Insufficiency / etiology,  physiopathology
Ventilator Weaning / adverse effects,  methods*

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