Weaning from long-term mechanical ventilation.

  title={Weaning from long-term mechanical ventilation.},
  author={Paul J Scalise and John J Votto},
  journal={Chronic respiratory disease},
  volume={2 2},
As many as 5% of patients who need mechanical ventilation will require prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV). The cost of their care and its associated morbidity is alarming; however, good outcomes can be achieved when their care is specialized and delivered in a programmatic manner. In this article, we review some of the common and potentially reversible reasons why patients fail successfully liberation from mechanical ventilation. We examine the outcomes of patients requiring PMV and present… CONTINUE READING

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