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CASE COMMUNICATION

IMAJ | volume 25

Journal 10, October 2023
pages: 706-707

An İnnovative Method of Monitoring Patient Respiratory Function while Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation

1 Department of Internal Medicine C, Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel 2 Department of Anesthesiology, Hadassah Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel 3 Golden Care Chronic Ventilation and Rehabilitation Units, Holon, Israel 4 Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Summary

Patients with severe ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke may require invasive mechanical ventilation due to loss of consciousness and increased risk for aspiration pneumonia secondary to new onset dysphagia. Ventilation may also confer airway protection until the patient stabilizes [1]. Mechanically intubated stroke patients who are admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) have a poor prognosis and a 40–80 % mortality rate [2]. Proceeding to tracheostomy is mandatory in stroke patients to ease the procedure of respiratory weaning and extubation [1]. In the stroke ICU, between 15% and 35% of the mechanically intubated patients cannot proceed to tracheostomy due to weaning and extubation failure [3].

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