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ICU Management

A structural approach for diagnosing weaning failure

2019 30 May

A case from a specialised weaning centre Using a case of a former patient we describe the structured approach of analysis of the cause of weaning failure with corresponding specific therapies used in our Centre for Expertise. Previously, we suggested a structural approach for diagnosing the cause of weaning failure (Heunks and van... Read more

ICU Management

Increased expiratory muscle effort plays role in weaning failure

2018 23 May

Respiratory muscle weakness in critically ill patients is associated with difficulty in weaning from mechanical ventilation. New research also indicates that weaning failure is associated with increased effort of the expiratory muscles and impaired neuromechanical efficiency of the diaphragm, but no difference in tonic activity of the diaphragm.... Read more

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Finding the best strategy to improve weaning outcomes

2018 14 Feb

Respiratory muscle dysfunction, being a common cause of weaning failure, is strongly associated with prolonged mechanical ventilation (MV) and prolonged stay in intensive care units. Strategies to improve weaning outcomes – i.e., spontaneous breathing trials, noninvasive MV and early mobilisation – can help patients to interrupt MV, according to a... Read more