Clinical review: Liberation from mechanical ventilation

@article{ElKhatib2008ClinicalRL,
  title={Clinical review: Liberation from mechanical ventilation},
  author={Mohamad F. El-Khatib and Pierre Khalil Bou-Khalil},
  journal={Critical Care},
  year={2008},
  volume={12},
  pages={221 - 221}
}
Mechanical ventilation is the defining event of intensive care unit (ICU) management. Although it is a life saving intervention in patients with acute respiratory failure and other disease entities, a major goal of critical care clinicians should be to liberate patients from mechanical ventilation as early as possible to avoid the multitude of complications and risks associated with prolonged unnecessary mechanical ventilation, including ventilator induced lung injury, ventilator associated… CONTINUE READING
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