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Effect of Pressure Support vs Unassisted Breathing Through a Tracheostomy Collar on Weaning Duration in Patients Requiring Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation: A Randomized Trial

Amal Jubran, Brydon J. B. Grant, Lisa A. Duffner, et al JAMA, 2013, 309(7):671-677


This study randomised patients referred to a single long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) for weaning from prolonged mechanical ventilation (>21 days), to weaning with using pressure support ventilation  (n=155) or tracheostomy collar (n=161). 

The tracheostomy...


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