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%VCPercentage of Vital Capacity
AbWtsAbdominal Weights
AISASIA Impairment Scale
ALIAcute Lung Injury
APACHE IIAcute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II
ARDSAcute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
ASIAAmerican Spinal Injury Association
BiPAPBiphasic Positive Airway Pressure
CPAPContinuous Positive Airway Pressure
EIVEndotracheal Invasive Ventilation
FEV1Forced Expiratory Volume in One Second
FVCForced Vital Capacity
GCSGlasgow Coma Score
HAPHospital Acquired Pneumonia
HTVHigh Tidal Volume
ICInspiratory Capacity
ICUIntensive Care Unit
RIMTResistive Inspiratory Muscle Training
IMVIntermittent Mandatory Ventilation
IPPBIntermittent Positive Pressure Breathing
ISSInjury Severity Score
LTVLow Tidal Volume
MVVMaximal Voluntary Ventilation
PaCO2Partial Pressure of Carbon Dioxide in Arterial blood
PaO2Partial Pressure of Inspired Oxygen in Arterial blood
PaO2/FiO2Ratio of Arterial Oxygen Partial Pressure to Fractional Inspired Oxygen
PEFPeak Expiratory Flow
PImaxIncreased Inspiratory Mouth Pressure
PDTPercutaneous Dilational Tracheostomy
PVFBProgressive Ventilator-Free Breathing
RCTRandomized Controlled Trial
SaO2Saturation of Oxygen
SCI Spinal Cord Injury
STSurgical Tracheostomy
TOVTranstracheal Open Ventilation
TRAMSTracheostomy Review and Management Services
VAPVentilator-Associated Pneumonia