A clinical description of extubation failure in patients with primary brain injury.

@article{Karanjia2011ACD,
  title={A clinical description of extubation failure in patients with primary brain injury.},
  author={Navaz Karanjia and Diana Nordquist and Robert F. Stevens and Paul A. Nyquist},
  journal={Neurocritical care},
  year={2011},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={4-12}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with acute brain injury but normal lung function are often intubated for airway protection, but extubation often fails. Currently, no clinical data exist that describe the events leading to extubation failure in this population. We examined the extubation failure rate, reintubation rate, and clinical characteristics of patients whose reason for intubation was a primary neurological injury. We then identified the clinical characteristics of those patients with primary brain… CONTINUE READING

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