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ICU Management

Study: Effects of Inspiratory Muscle Training

2016 25 Jul

A small randomised trial into the effects of inspiratory muscle training for patients who had been weaned from mechanical ventilation found increased inspiratory muscle strength and quality of life in the intervention group. The intervention was inspiratory muscle training once a day for 5 days a week for a fortnight in addition to usual care. The... Read more

ICU Management

Respiratory Muscle Dysfunction - What Helps?

2016 25 Apr

The harmful side-effects of mechanical ventilation on respiratory muscles are addressed by two recent publications, which provide an overview of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, prevention and possible treatment therapies.   David Berger, Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Inselspital, University Hospital of Bern, Bern, Switzerland and colleagues... Read more