[Comparison of computer-driven weaning and physician-directed weaning from mechanical ventilation: a randomized prospective study].

@article{Ma2010ComparisonOC,
  title={[Comparison of computer-driven weaning and physician-directed weaning from mechanical ventilation: a randomized prospective study].},
  author={Yu-jie Ma and Xiao-Jun Yang and Xiang-yuan Cao and Xi-gang Ma},
  journal={Zhonghua jie he he hu xi za zhi = Zhonghua jiehe he huxi zazhi = Chinese journal of tuberculosis and respiratory diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={174-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate if the computer-driven weaning (CDW) with a closed-loop knowledge-based system introduced in a ventilator is superior to physician-directed weaning (PDW) in difficult-to-wean patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS Sixty-two difficult-to-wean patients were randomized into 2 groups: weaning with Smart Care/PS (SC group, n = 32) or with synchronize intermittent mandatory ventilation add positive support ventilation (SP group, n = 30). In the SC group, the… CONTINUE READING