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Respiratory controversies in the critical care setting. Conference summary.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Cheifetz, IM; MacIntyre, NR
Published in: Respir Care
May 2007

Definitive evidence to settle the important clinical controversies we debated in this Journal Conference are not yet available. More randomized controlled trials are clearly needed for all of the topics presented. Additionally, neonatal and pediatric data are clearly lacking on most of these questions. The key points in many of the conversations on these controversial topics focused on the balance between efficacy and safety. When safety data exist without efficacy data, the uncontrolled variables often become the knowledge, experience, and support available in an individual intensive care unit. "New" therapies have the potential to help many patients but also have the potential to do great harm if clinicians do not follow standard guidelines and/or do not have the knowledge to use the therapy appropriately. It is clear that some current standards of care will be overthrown by future data while others will be finally substantiated. This Journal Conference queried the status quo to better enable clinicians to make informed decisions in the care of their critically ill patients.

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Published In

Respir Care

ISSN

0020-1324

Publication Date

May 2007

Volume

52

Issue

5

Start / End Page

636 / 644

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Ventilator Weaning
  • Tidal Volume
  • Therapies, Investigational
  • Respiratory System
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Respiration, Artificial
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Pneumonia, Ventilator-Associated
  • Oxygen
  • Hypothermia, Induced
 

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Cheifetz, I. M., & MacIntyre, N. R. (2007). Respiratory controversies in the critical care setting. Conference summary. Respir Care, 52(5), 636–644.
Cheifetz, Ira M., and Neil R. MacIntyre. “Respiratory controversies in the critical care setting. Conference summary.Respir Care 52, no. 5 (May 2007): 636–44.
Cheifetz IM, MacIntyre NR. Respiratory controversies in the critical care setting. Conference summary. Respir Care. 2007 May;52(5):636–44.
Cheifetz, Ira M., and Neil R. MacIntyre. “Respiratory controversies in the critical care setting. Conference summary.Respir Care, vol. 52, no. 5, May 2007, pp. 636–44.
Cheifetz IM, MacIntyre NR. Respiratory controversies in the critical care setting. Conference summary. Respir Care. 2007 May;52(5):636–644.

Published In

Respir Care

ISSN

0020-1324

Publication Date

May 2007

Volume

52

Issue

5

Start / End Page

636 / 644

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Ventilator Weaning
  • Tidal Volume
  • Therapies, Investigational
  • Respiratory System
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Respiration, Artificial
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Pneumonia, Ventilator-Associated
  • Oxygen
  • Hypothermia, Induced