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Study: Physical Therapy for Respiratory Failure Did not Reduce Length of Stay

2016 28 Jun

A randomised, assessor-blinded trial of standardised rehabilitation therapy (SRT) for patients with acute respiratory failure in a single ICU found that SRT did not affect hospital length of stay. The study, performed  at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, North Carolina, USA, is published in JAMA. Lead author Peter E. Morris, MD, of the University... Read more

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Respiratory Failure: Is Noninvasive Ventilation Effective?

2015 07 Oct

A multicentre study finds that early noninvasive ventilation, compared with oxygen therapy alone, did not reduce the risk of 28-day mortality among immunocompromised patients admitted to the ICU with hypoxaemic acute respiratory failure. The study is published by JAMA to coincide with its presentation at the 28th annual congress of the European Society... Read more

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Study: Sedation Protocol Does Not Reduce Time of Respiratory Support

2015 21 Jan

The use of a nurse-implemented, goal­-directed sedation protocol compared with usual care did not reduce the duration of mechanical ventilation in children with acute respiratory failure, according to a University of Pennsylvania-led study published in JAMA. Sedation therapy benefits critically ill infants and children; however, it is also associated... Read more

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