Mônica Lajana Oliveira Almeida

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between extubation failure and outcomes (clinical and functional) in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS A prospective cohort study involving 311 consecutive patients with TBI. The patients were divided into two groups according to extubation outcome: extubation success; and extubation failure (defined(More)
PURPOSE To identify predictors and develop a risk score for the prediction of extubation failure in TBI patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS We prospectively evaluated 311 TBI adults receiving mechanical ventilation for >48h in the intensive care unit. Epidemiological, ventilatory, airway protective, laboratory, and hemodynamic predictors were evaluated. A(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between the rapid shallow breathing index and successful extubation in patients with traumatic brain injury. METHODS This study was a prospective study conducted in patients with traumatic brain injury of both genders who underwent mechanical ventilation for at least two days and who passed a spontaneous breathing(More)
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