Bissett, Bernie M.; Leditschke, I Anne; Paratz, Jennifer D.; Boots, Robert J.
INTRODUCTION Inspiratory muscle weakness is a known consequence of mechanical ventilation and a potential contributor to difficulty in weaning from ventilatory support. Inspiratory muscle training (IMT) reduces the weaning period and increases the likelihood of successful weaning in some patients. However, it is not known how this training affects the residual inspiratory muscle fatigability following successful weaning nor patients' quality of life or functional outcomes. METHODS AND ANALYSIS...[Show more]
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