Modes of mechanical ventilation and weaning. A national survey of Spanish hospitals. The Spanish Lung Failure Collaborative Group.

@article{Esteban1994ModesOM,
  title={Modes of mechanical ventilation and weaning. A national survey of Spanish hospitals. The Spanish Lung Failure Collaborative Group.},
  author={Andr{\'e}s Esteban and Inmaculada Al{\'i}a and J. Iba{\~n}ez and Salvador Benito and Martin J. Tobin},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1994},
  volume={106 4},
  pages={
          1188-93
        }
}
Little information exists regarding the proportion of patients treated with mechanical ventilation in intensive care units (ICUs), their underlying disease states, the modes of ventilation used, duration of ventilator support, methods and time required for weaning, and mortality in these patients. We carried out a cross-sectional multicenter study in 47 medical-surgical ICUs in Spain to investigate these issues in 290 patients who required mechanical ventilation for at least 24 hs. Relative… CONTINUE READING
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