Depressive disorders during weaning from prolonged mechanical ventilation

  title={Depressive disorders during weaning from prolonged mechanical ventilation},
  author={Amal Jubran and Gerald Lawm and Joanne Kelly and Lisa A. Duffner and Gokay Gungor and Eileen G Collins and Dorothy M. Lanuza and Leslie A Hoffman and Martin J. Tobin},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
Patients who require mechanical ventilation are at risk of emotional stress because of total dependence on a machine for breathing. The stress may negatively impact ventilator weaning and survival. The purpose of this study was to determine whether depressive disorders in patients being weaned from prolonged mechanical ventilation are linked to weaning failure and decreased survival. A prospective study of 478 consecutive patients transferred to a long-term acute care hospital for weaning from… CONTINUE READING


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