Prediction of extubation outcome in preterm infants by composite extubation indices.

@article{Dimitriou2011PredictionOE,
  title={Prediction of extubation outcome in preterm infants by composite extubation indices.},
  author={Gabriel Dimitriou and Sotirios Fouzas and Aggeliki Vervenioti and Sotirios Tzifas and Stefanos P. Mantagos},
  journal={Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies},
  year={2011},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={e242-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether composite extubation indices can predict extubation outcome in preterm infants. DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING Level III neonatal intensive care unit. PATIENTS Fifty-six preterm infants cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit of a tertiary teaching hospital during 2007 and 2008. INTERVENTIONS None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS The study consisted of two parts. In the first part, different extubation indices were evaluated in a… CONTINUE READING
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