Search Tag: Early extubation

ICU Management

Comparison of T-piece and Pressure Support Ventilation

2020 03 Mar

Weaning from mechanical ventilation is one of the most importance challenges in the ICU. The longer the patients remain on the mechanical ventilator, the greater the risk of complications including longer ICU and hospital stay, higher rates of infection and greater mortality. In some patients, a spontaneous breathing trial (SBT) is conducted to... Read more

ICU Management

Early extubation plus NIV better than standard extubation in hypoxaemic patients

2019 10 Jan

In patients recovering from hypoxaemic acute respiratory failure, early extubation followed by immediate noninvasive ventilation (NIV) reduced the days spent on invasive ventilation without affecting intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay. These findings are from a new multicentre randomised controlled trial conducted by Italian and Chinese researchers.... Read more