Weaning from mechanical ventilation.

  title={Weaning from mechanical ventilation.},
  author={Jordi Mancebo},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  volume={9 9},
Weaning from mechanical ventilation is a period of transition from total ventilatory support to spontaneous breathing. It represents a relevant clinical problem because as many as 25% of intubated and mechanically-ventilated critically ill patients will need a progressive withdrawal from artificial ventilatory support. From a clinical standpoint, it is very important to recognize as soon as possible when a patient is ready to be weaned. Accordingly, a daily routine follow-up should be performed… CONTINUE READING