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Ventilator Weaning MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Ventilator Weaning
Tree Number(s)
E02.041.625.950
E02.880.820.950
Unique ID
D015300
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015300
Scope Note
Techniques for effecting the transition of the respiratory-failure patient from mechanical ventilation to spontaneous ventilation, while meeting the criteria that tidal volume be above a given threshold (greater than 5 ml/kg), respiratory frequency be below a given count (less than 30 breaths/min), and oxygen partial pressure be above a given threshold (PaO2 greater than 50mm Hg). Weaning studies focus on finding methods to monitor and predict the outcome of mechanical ventilator weaning as well as finding ventilatory support techniques which will facilitate successful weaning. Present methods include intermittent mandatory ventilation, intermittent positive pressure ventilation, and mandatory minute volume ventilation.
Entry Term(s)
Mechanical Ventilator Weaning
Respirator Weaning
Previous Indexing
Respiration (1966-1988)
Respiration, Artificial (1966-1988)
Public MeSH Note
89; VENTILATORS, MECHANICAL, WEANING & VENTILATORS, PULMONARY, WEANING were see VENTILATOR WEANING 1989-92
Online Note
use VENTILATOR WEANING to search VENTILATORS, MECHANICAL, WEANING & VENTILATORS, PULMONARY, WEANING 1989-92
History Note
89; VENTILATORS, MECHANICAL, WEANING & VENTILATORS, PULMONARY, WEANING were see VENTILATOR WEANING 1989-92
Date Established
1989/01/01
Date of Entry
1988/05/26
Revision Date
2010/06/25
Ventilator Weaning Preferred
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