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Table 1 Benefits and risks deriving from invasive mechanical ventilation

From: Mechanical ventilation weaning issues can be counted on the fingers of just one hand: part 2

Benefits Risks
Organ support during acute respiratory illness VILI
VAP
Protective ventilation protocols VIDD
Overassistance
Oversedation
  1. VILI ventilation-induced lung injury, VAP ventilator-acquired pneumonia, VIDD ventilator-induced diaphragm dysfunction