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VOLUME 20 , ISSUE 8 ( 2016 ) > List of Articles

LETTER TO EDITOR

Esophageal pressure-guided mechanical ventilation: Strong physiological basis, just needs more evidence

Digambar Behera

Citation Information : Behera D. Esophageal pressure-guided mechanical ventilation: Strong physiological basis, just needs more evidence. Indian J Crit Care Med 2016; 20 (8):490-491.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.188211

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-08-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


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