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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