Does dexamethasone reduce the risk of extubation failure in ventilated children?

Lukicassen, M. A.; Markhorst, D. G.
September 2006
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Sep2006, Vol. 91 Issue 9, p791
Academic Journal
The article investigates whether dexamethasone reduces the risk of extubation failure in ventilated children by researchers from Amsterdam, Netherlands. In this study, the researchers explore the potential therapeutic value of corticosteroid administration in mechanically-ventilated children. The focus of the study would be to determine if such as approach reduces the chance of reintubation due to laryngeal edema.


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