Scott Epstein

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Difficulty weaning from mechanical ventilation; Failure to wean, respiratory failure, ventilator dependence

1. Description of the problem What every clinician needs to know Invasive mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory failure provides life-saving supportive care. It is also associated with numerous complications that prolong the duration of time spent on the ventilator and increases mortality. Thus, liberating the patient from the ventilator and removing the endotracheal tube (extubation)…

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