Comparison of three methods of gradual withdrawal from ventilatory support during weaning from mechanical ventilation.

  title={Comparison of three methods of gradual withdrawal from ventilatory support during weaning from mechanical ventilation.},
  author={L. Brochard and A. Rauss and Salvador Benito and G iuseppe Conti and Jordi Mancebo and Noureddine Rekik and Alessandro Gasparetto and François Lemaire},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  volume={150 4},
Several modalities of ventilatory support have been proposed to gradually withdraw patients from mechanical ventilation, but their respective effects on the outcome of weaning from mechanical ventilation are not known. We conducted a randomized trial in three intensive care units in mechanically ventilated patients who met standard weaning criteria. Those who could not sustain 2 h of spontaneous breathing were randomly assigned to be weaned with T-piece trials, with synchronized intermittent… CONTINUE READING
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