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Prolonged mechanical ventilation (MV) is expensive.
2) Contraindications Advancing age (>70 y) Prolonged mechanical ventilation (>7 d) Surgically correctable causes Pneumothorax, effusions, endoluminal obstructions Intracardiac shunts, valvular pathology, incomplete revascularization Medical problems incompatible with prolonged survival Advanced malignancies Contraindications to anticoagulation Irreversible neurologic dysfunction (dementia, stroke, hemorrhage) Medical futility (i.
Affected patients were often young adults, pregnant or postpartum, obese, had severe respiratory failure before ECMO, and received prolonged mechanical ventilation and ECMO support," said the authors.
In this condition, scarring and inflammation in lung tissue make breathing difficult, and the infant often requires prolonged mechanical ventilation and hospitalization.
Five risk factors for infection or colonization with gram-negative organisms have surfaced frequently in studies: severity of illness, prolonged mechanical ventilation, prior antimicrobial exposures, prolonged hospital or ICU stay, and exposure to invasive medical devices.
Structural features of tracheal tube biofilm formed during prolonged mechanical ventilation.
These data suggest that improved methods for identifying patients who are unlikely to benefit from prolonged mechanical ventilation may assist physicians in their discussions with patients and family members as they consider various treatment options.
Pediatric patients with chronic respiratory conditions requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation represent complex case-examples for home care discharge planning and management.