The use of continuous i.v. sedation is associated with prolongation of mechanical ventilation.

@article{Kollef1998TheUO,
  title={The use of continuous i.v. sedation is associated with prolongation of mechanical ventilation.},
  author={Marin H Kollef and Noem{\'i} Levy and Tom S Ahrens and Robyn Schaiff and Donna M Prentice and Glenda Sherman},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1998},
  volume={114 2},
  pages={541-8}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine whether the use of continuous i.v. sedation is associated with prolongation of the duration of mechanical ventilation. DESIGN Prospective observational cohort study. SETTING The medical ICU of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, a university-affiliated urban teaching hospital. PATIENTS Two hundred forty-two consecutive ICU patients requiring mechanical ventilation. INTERVENTIONS Patient surveillance and data collection. MEASUREMENTS AND RESULTS The primary outcome… CONTINUE READING
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