Does Adrenal Dysfunction Contribute to Weaning Failure?

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Abstract

Synopsis:

In a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial, the administration of low-dose corticosteroids to patients with respiratory failure who had relative adrenal insufficiency resulted in shorter weaning periods and high rates of liberation from mechanical ventilation.

Source:

Huang CJ, Lin HC. Association between adrenal insufficiency and ventilator weaning. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2006;173:276-280.

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