N-terminal prohormone B-type natriuretic peptide and weaning outcome in postoperative patients with pulmonary complications.

OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationship between plasma N-terminal prohormone B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and weaning outcomes, and the ability of NT-proBNP level to predict weaning success, in cancer patients with pulmonary complications undergoing noncardiac major surgeries. METHODS Patients who were mechanically ventilated following… CONTINUE READING