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American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation:
doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000112
Case Reports

Cuff Deflation: Rehabilitation in Critical Care

Bach, John R. MD; Gonçalves, Miguel R. PhD; Rodriguez, Pedro Landete MD; Saporito, Louis BS; Soares, Luisa BS

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ABSTRACT: This is a case series of rehabilitation failures that resulted in severe reactive depression from patients unnecessarily bereft of verbal communication by being left to breathe or be ventilated via tracheostomy tubes, with or without inflated cuffs, for months to years.

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