2008 - Spontaneous awakening trials added to spontaneous breathing trials improved weaning from mechanical ventilation

Lipchik, Randolph J.
June 2008
ACP Journal Club;6/20/2008, Vol. 148 Issue 4, p4
Academic Journal
The article discusses whether daily spontaneous awakening trials (SATs) combined with spontaneous breathing trials (SBTs) more effective for ventilator weaning than daily SBTs with sedation per usual care in sedated patients on mechanical ventilation. It is concluded that in such cases daily spontaneous awakening trials combined with spontaneous breathing trials (SBTs) were more effective.


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