%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
CW complete weaning
CPAP continuous positive airway pressure
DPS diaphragmatic pacing system
ECMO extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
EIV endotracheal invasive ventilation
ET early tracheostomy
FEV1 forced expiratory volume in 1 second
FVC forced vital capacity
GCS Glasgow Coma Scale
HAP hospital acquired pneumonia
HTV/HVtV high tidal volume
IC inspiratory capacity
ICU intensive care unit
iLA interventional lung assist
IMV intermittent mandatory ventilation
IPPB intermittent positive pressure breathing
ISS injury severity score
LOS length of stay
LT late tracheostomy
LTV low tidal volume
MV mechanical ventilation
MVV maximal voluntary ventilation
OIS oscillated incentive spirometry
OPEP oscillated positive expiratory pressure
OSA obstructive sleep apnea
PCF peak cough flow
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
PW partial weaning
PEF peak expiratory flow
PEmax/MEP maximal expiratory pressure
PImax/MIP maximal inspiratory pressure
PDT percutaneous dilational tracheostomy
PVFB progressive ventilator-free breathing
RCT randomized controlled trial
RIMT resistive inspiratory muscle training
SaO2 saturation of oxygen
SDB sleep-disordered breathing
SCI spinal cord injury
ST surgical tracheostomy
TEDS transcutaneous electrical diaphragmatic stimulation
TOV transtracheal open ventilation
TRAMS Tracheostomy Review And Management Services
VAP ventilator-assisted pneumonia
Vt tidal volume