Correction to: Spinal Cord advance online publication, 15 September 2015; doi:10.1038/sc.2015.145

Since the publication of this article, the authors have noticed an error in the methods section of the abstract. The section should read:

‘Thirty-three ventilator requiring inpatients were randomized to either the higher (Group 1) or the standard (Group 2) Vt protocol. Initially, all patients were ventilated at 10 ml kg−1 IBW Vt and 5 cm H2O of PEEP for 72 h. For Group 1, Vt was raised 100 ml per day until reaching target Vt of 20 ml kg−1 IBW. Group 2 was maintained at Vt of 10 ml kg−1 IBW. Plateau pressures were kept at or below 30 cm H2O. Safety outcomes included incidence of adverse events.’

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