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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 43-49

Weaning from mechanical ventilation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Keys to success

Metro Centre for Respiratory Diseases, Metro Multispeciality Hospital, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Deepak Talwar
Metro Centre for Respiratory Diseases, Metro Multispeciality Hospital, Noida, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/2320-8775.183839

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Invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) for management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) associated respiratory failure is increasing in Intensive Care Units. However, IMV is not without its own complications. Hence, aim of managing such patients is to get them off the ventilator as early as possible. This bridging process from IMV to extubation is called weaning in which mechanical ventilation is gradually withdrawn and the patient resumes spontaneous breathing. Many objective parameters have been defined for weaning success. Many of these patients are difficult-to-wean because of various pathophysiologic mechanisms that are of particular relevance to patients of COPD. The following review focuses on these mechanisms and how to troubleshoot patients who are difficult-to-wean.

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