The objective of this randomised controlled trial was to compare the inspiratory muscle strength between two groups of tracheostomy patients: Inspiratory Muscle Training with POWERbreathe and breathing through a humidified t-piece (T-tune).
“The Inspiratory Muscle Training with POWERbreathe in tracheostomy patients promotes increased muscle strength.”
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“Forty percent of the overall time spent in the ICU was reported to be devoted to weaning of MV. The major cause of weaning failure is the imbalance between the imposed load on the respiratory system and its capacity to overcome that.”
“Inspiratory Muscle Training on mechanically ventilated patients seems to be a promissory treatment despite controversial results. Randomised Controlled Trials should be carried out to verify the efficacy of the high intensity training during a suitable period of training using electronic kinetic devices in mechanically ventilated patients.”
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