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Protocol: inspiratory muscle training for promoting recovery and outcomes in ventilated patients (IMPROVe): a randomised controlled trial

By Bernie M Bissett, I Anne Leditschke, Jennifer D Paratz and Robert J Boots
Topics: Intensive Care
Publisher: BMJ Group
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