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The importance of diaphragm activity in ventilation strategy

Below are two videos discussing importance of diaphragm activity during a ventilation strategy. 

First presentation, Dr Ewan Goligher discuss how the presence of diaphragm weakness can significantly impact clinical outcomes during mechanical ventilation, by  increasing the risk of difficult weaning, prolonged weaning and hospital mortality,

In the second video, Dr. Salvatore Grasso discusses how monitoring diaphragmatic activity can help you adapt ventilation to the patient’s needs. 

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Dr Ewan Goligher 


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