Abbreviations:ATS (American Thoracic Society), CHEST (American College of Chest Physicians), CLT (cuff leak test), GRADE (Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation), NIV (noninvasive ventilation), PES (postextubation stridor), SBT (spontaneous breathing trial)
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DISCLAIMER: American College of Chest Physician guidelines are intended for general information only, are not medical advice, and do not replace professional medical care and physician advice, which always should be sought for any medical condition. The complete disclaimer for this guideline can be accessed at http://www.chestnet.org/Guidelines-and-Resources/Guidelines-and-Consensus-Statements/CHEST-Guidelines.
This Executive Summary is an overview of the official ATS/CHEST clinical practice guideline. It is being simultaneously published in Chest and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
FUNDING/SUPPORT: This study was funded in total by internal funds from the American College of Chest Physicians.