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)
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)
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)
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