Is Optimizing Respiratory Muscle Function During Mechanical Ventilation an Illusion?

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


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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