Critical Care Alert – April 1, 2020
April 1, 2020
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Critical Care in the Obese Patient
This article will highlight some important practical aspects of care that arise in the management of critically ill obese patients, along with the unique physiology resulting from obesity.
Pressure Support vs. T-Piece Trials for Successful Extubation: An End to the Controversy?
In a randomized clinical trial of 1,153 adults who were ready for weaning after at least 24 hours of mechanical ventilation, researchers found that a spontaneous breathing trial with 30 minutes of pressure support ventilation compared with two hours of T-piece ventilation led to significantly higher successful extubation rates.