The drive to survive: unplanned extubation in the ICU.

@article{Krinsley2005TheDT,
  title={The drive to survive: unplanned extubation in the ICU.},
  author={James S Krinsley and James E. Barone},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2005},
  volume={128 2},
  pages={
          560-6
        }
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES To assess the consequences of unplanned extubation (UE) in the ICU. DESIGN Case-control study. SETTING Fourteen-bed, medical-surgical ICU of a university-affiliated community teaching hospital. PATIENTS One hundred patients who underwent UE compared to 200 control patients who underwent mechanical ventilation (MV) without UE between January 1, 1999, and June 30, 2004. INTERVENTIONS None. MEASUREMENTS AND RESULTS Patients with UE had longer ICU and hospital length of… CONTINUE READING
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