Accession Number : ADA268432


Title :   Work of Breathing as a Predictor of Failure to Wean from Mechanical Ventilation in Patients with Severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 May 92-30 Apr 93,


Corporate Author : FITZSIMONS ARMY MEDICAL CENTER AURORA CO


Personal Author(s) : DePriest, Jack


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a268432.pdf


Report Date : 15 May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 7


Abstract : For the vast majority of patients who require mechanical ventilation, withdrawal of ventilatory support and extubation is straightforward and easily accomplished. However, those patients who have required prolonged ventilatory support and especially those with severe baseline pulmonary disease can present a particular problem. It is not always clinically evident when the patient is ready to be removed from ventilatory support. Extubation before the patient is prepared to support his own ventilatory demands can result in respiratory failure, and the requirement for reintubation and placement back on the ventilator


Descriptors :   *VENTILATION , *LUNG , PATIENTS , INFECTIOUS DISEASES , RESPIRATION , RESPIRATORY DISEASES


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE