An intermediate respiratory care unit for spinal cord-injured patients. A retrospective study

@article{RomeroGanuza2015AnIR,
  title={An intermediate respiratory care unit for spinal cord-injured patients. A retrospective study},
  author={Javier Romero-Ganuza and Angel Garc{\'i}a-Forcada and Emilio Vargas and Claudia Gambarrutta},
  journal={Spinal Cord},
  year={2015},
  volume={53},
  pages={552-556}
}
Objectives:Patients with cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) may need prolonged mechanical ventilation (MV) and a long stay in the Intensive Care Unit. An intermediate respiratory care unit (IRCU) can shorten that stay, optimizing hospital resources. The aim of our work has been to evaluate the activity of such a unit in our hospital.Methods:This is a descriptive retrospective study based on the data of patients with SCI and respiratory failure discharged from our IRCU between 1 July 2010 and 28… CONTINUE READING

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