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Friday, April 01, 2011

Efficacy and safety of a paired sedation and venti... [Lancet. 2008] - PubMed result

Efficacy and safety of a paired sedation and venti... [Lancet. 2008] - PubMed result: "Efficacy and safety of a paired sedation and ventilator weaning protocol for mechanically ventilated patients in intensive care (Awakening and Breathing Controlled trial): a randomised controlled trial."
INTERPRETATION: Our results suggest that a wake up and breathe protocol that pairs daily spontaneous awakening trials (ie, interruption of sedatives) with daily spontaneous breathing trials results in better outcomes for mechanically ventilated patients in intensive care than current standard approaches and should become routine practice.