Kamile Borba Pinto

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BACKGROUND Predictor indexes are often included in weaning protocols and may help the intensive care unit (ICU) staff to reach expected weaning outcome in patients on mechanical ventilation. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to evaluate the potential of weaning predictors during extubation. DESIGN This is a prospective clinical study. SETTINGS(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the predictive accuracy of clinical judgment alone can be improved by supplementing it with an objective weaning protocol as a decision support tool. METHODS This was a multicenter prospective cohort study carried out at three medical/surgical ICUs. The study involved all consecutive difficult-to-wean ICU patients (failure(More)
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