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A protocol of no sedation for critically ill patients receiving mechanical ventilation: a randomised trial

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

Thomas Strøm, Torben Martinussen, Palle Toft

Standard treatment of critically ill patients undergoing mechanical ventilation is continuous sedation. Daily interruption of sedation has a beneficial effect, and in the general intesive care unit of Odense University Hospital, Denmark, standard practice is a protocol of no sedation. We aimed to establish whether duration of mechanical ventilation could be reduced with a protocol of no sedation versus daily interruption of sedation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalLancet
Volume375
Issue number9713
Pages (from-to)475-80
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 6 Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes

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