Is Optimizing Respiratory Muscle Function During Mechanical Ventilation an Illusion?

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Abstract

SYNOPSIS:

Rapid loss in diaphragmatic thickness during the first week of mechanical ventilation is common and associated with higher levels of ventilator driving pressure.

SOURCE:

Goligher EC, et al. Evolution of diaphragm thickness during mechanical ventilation: Impact of inspiratory effort. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2015 Jul 13 [Epub ahead of print].

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