A comparison of seriously ill patients with or without AIDS requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation
Journal of Critical Care, 07/05/2012
Frengley JD et al. – AIDS had little effect on weaning success or survival. Successful weaning increased survival regardless of a diagnosis of AIDS. The AIDS patients had more home discharges and fewer to nursing facilities, which likely resulted from the AIDS patients having more acute illnesses leading to prolonged mechanical ventilator (PMV) than the non–AIDS patients.