Methylphenidate in the 'hard to wean' patient.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Patients on mechanical ventilation are occasionally hard to wean because of fatigue and/or depression. It is difficult to diagnose depression in this population, and treatment with traditional antidepressants has too slow an onset to be useful. Two cases are presented which suggest the possible utility of psychostimulants in this setting.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Johnson, CJ; Auger, WR; Fedullo, PF; Dimsdale, JE

Published Date

  • January 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 63 - 68

PubMed ID

  • 7760304

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3999

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0022-3999(94)00075-g


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England