Predicting success in weaning from mechanical ventilation.

  title={Predicting success in weaning from mechanical ventilation.},
  author={M. O. Meade and Gordon H. Guyatt and Deborah J Cook and Lauren Griffith and Tasnim Sinuff and C Kergl and Jordi Mancebo and Andr{\'e}s Esteban and Samuel Epstein},
  volume={120 6 Suppl},
We identified 65 observational studies of weaning predictors that had been reported in 70 publications. After grouping predictors with similar names but different thresholds, the following predictors met our relevance criteria: heterogeneous populations, 51; COPD patients, 21; and cardiovascular ICU patients, 45. Many variables were of no use in predicting the results of weaning. Moreover, few variables had been studied in > 50 patients or had results presented to generate estimates of… CONTINUE READING
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