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Abbreviations

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%VC Percentage of Vital Capacity
AbWts Abdominal Weights
AIS ASIA Impairment Scale
ALI Acute Lung Injury
APACHE II Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II
ARDS Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
ASIA American Spinal Injury Association
BiPAP Biphasic Positive Airway Pressure
CPAP Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
EIV Endotracheal Invasive Ventilation
FEV1 Forced Expiratory Volume in One Second
FVC Forced Vital Capacity
GCS Glasgow Coma Score
HAP Hospital Acquired Pneumonia
HTV High Tidal Volume
IC Inspiratory Capacity
ICU Intensive Care Unit
RIMT Resistive Inspiratory Muscle Training
IMV Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation
IPPB Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing
ISS Injury Severity Score
LTV Low Tidal Volume
MVV Maximal Voluntary Ventilation
PaCO2 Partial Pressure of Carbon Dioxide in Arterial blood
PaO2 Partial Pressure of Inspired Oxygen in Arterial blood
PaO2/FiO2 Ratio of Arterial Oxygen Partial Pressure to Fractional Inspired Oxygen
PEF Peak Expiratory Flow
PImax Increased Inspiratory Mouth Pressure
PDT Percutaneous Dilational Tracheostomy
PVFB Progressive Ventilator-Free Breathing
RCT Randomized Controlled Trial
SaO2 Saturation of Oxygen
SCI  Spinal Cord Injury
ST Surgical Tracheostomy
TOV Transtracheal Open Ventilation
TRAMS Tracheostomy Review and Management Services
VAP Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia