Rate of reintubation in mechanically ventilated neurosurgical and neurologic patients: evaluation of a systematic approach to weaning and extubation.

@article{Navalesi2008RateOR,
  title={Rate of reintubation in mechanically ventilated neurosurgical and neurologic patients: evaluation of a systematic approach to weaning and extubation.},
  author={Paolo Navalesi and Pamela Frigerio and Maria Pia Moretti and Maurizio Sommariva and Sergio Vesconi and Paola Baiardi and Anna Levati},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={36 11},
  pages={
          2986-92
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To assess whether a systematic approach to weaning and extubation (intervention) is superior to the sole physician's judgment (control) in preventing reintubation secondary to extubation failure in patients with neurologic disorders. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SETTING Intensive care unit of a large teaching hospital. PATIENTS Three hundred eighteen intubated patients who had been receiving mechanical ventilation for at least 12 hrs and were able to trigger the… CONTINUE READING

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