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Weaning infants from mechanical ventilation.
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PMID:  22954268     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Protracted mechanical ventilation is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in preterm infants and thus the earliest possible weaning from mechanical ventilation is desirable. Weaning protocols may be helpful in achieving more rapid reduction in support. There is no clear consensus regarding the level of support at which an infant is ready for extubation. An improved ability to predict when a preterm infant has a high likelihood of successful extubation is highly desirable. In this article, available evidence is reviewed and reasonable evidence-based recommendations for expeditious weaning and extubation are provided.
G M Sant'anna; Martin Keszler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1557-9840     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  543-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
McGill University Health Center, 2300 Tupper Street, Montreal, Québec, Canada, H3Z1L2.
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