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Respiratory dysfunction in ventilated patients: Can inspiratory muscle training help?

Bissett, Bernie M; Leditschke, Isabel; Paratz, Jennifer D; Boots, Robert J


Respiratory muscle dysfunction is associated with prolonged and difficult weaning from mechanical ventilation. This dysfunction in ventilator-dependent patients is multifactorial: there is evidence that inspiratory muscle weakness is partially explained by disuse atrophy secondary to ventilation, and positive end-expiratory pressure can further reduce muscle strength by negatively shifting the length-tension curve of the diaphragm. Polyneuropathy is also likely to contribute to apparent muscle...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care


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