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Checklist for patients on mechanical ventilation: does this strategy work?

  When we talk about patients on mechanical ventilation (MV), we are referring to a category of critically ill patients, with high complexity and elevated morbidity and mortality, in which ventilatory support is a means of maintaining the patient’s ventilation and oxygenation as the underlying cause that led to respiratory failure is treated. In other words, we are talking about an extremely heterogeneous group of patients. All these patients, with different diagnoses, variable comorbidities, and high (but also different) severity are at risk of the same complications when on MV. Among the main complications…

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