Weaning from mechanical ventilation: patterns in young children recovering from acute hypoxemic respiratory failure.

OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study was to describe the patterns of weaning from mechanical ventilation in young children recovering from acute hypoxemic respiratory failure. METHODS Decision-making rules on progressive weaning were developed and applied to existing data on 82 patients 2 weeks to 6 years old in the Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress… (More)