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Diaphragm Evaluation and Lung Ultrasound Score during Weaning

Jacobo Bacariza Blanco, Antonio Esquinas

Keywords : Critically ill adults, Diaphragm excursion, Weaning from mechanical ventilation

Citation Information : Blanco JB, Esquinas A. Diaphragm Evaluation and Lung Ultrasound Score during Weaning. Indian J Crit Care Med 2022; 26 (9):1054-1055.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-24312

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 31-08-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


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