A comparison of two methods to perform a breathing trial before extubation in pediatric intensive care patients

@article{Farias2001ACO,
  title={A comparison of two methods to perform a breathing trial before extubation in pediatric intensive care patients},
  author={J. Farias and Alejandra Retta and Inmaculada Al{\'i}a and F. A. Olazarri and Andr{\'e}s Esteban and A. N. Golubicki and Daniel Allende and O. Maliarchuk and C. Peltzer and Marco Ratto and R. Zalazar and Manuel Garea and Encarnaci{\'o}n Moreno},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={27},
  pages={1649-1654}
}
Objective: To compare the percentage of infants and children successfully extubated after a trial of breathing performed with either pressure support or T-piece. Design: Prospective and randomized study. Setting: Three medical-surgical pediatric intensive care units (PICUs). Patients: Two hundred fifty-seven consecutive infants and children who received mechanical ventilation for at least 48 h and were deemed ready to undergo a breathing trial by their primary physician. Interventions: Patients… CONTINUE READING
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