Optimizing timing of early extubation in coronary artery bypass surgery patients.

@article{Konstantakos2000OptimizingTO,
  title={Optimizing timing of early extubation in coronary artery bypass surgery patients.},
  author={Anastasios K Konstantakos and Jeffrey S. Lee},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={69 6},
  pages={1842-5}
}
BACKGROUND This study was designed to assess the safety and efficacy of extubation performed within 4 hours of the patient's arrival in the surgical intensive care unit after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. METHODS A matched retrospective cohort study was performed including 412 consecutive patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass graft surgery between January 1996 and December 1997, constituting the experience of a single surgeon (J.H.L.). Early extubation (defined as… CONTINUE READING
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