Pattern of spontaneous breathing: potential marker for weaning outcome

  title={Pattern of spontaneous breathing: potential marker for weaning outcome},
  author={Mohammed El-Khatib and Ghassan W. Jamaleddine and R. Soubra and Musa Muallem},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
Objective: To quantitatively assess the spontaneous breathing (SB) pattern, during minimal ventilatory support, of patients who pass or fail weaning trials from mechanical ventilation. Design: A prospective, clinical trial. Setting: Intensive care unit of a university teaching hospital. Patients: Fifty-two tracheally intubated and hemodynamically stable patients who were judged clinically ready for extubation. Methods: Using a computerized respiratory profile monitor, continuous respiratory… CONTINUE READING


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