Weaning from the ventilator and extubation in ICU.


PURPOSE OF REVIEW The decision to extubate is a crucial moment for intubated patients. In most cases, the transition to spontaneous breathing is uneventful, but in some patients, it implies a more challenging decision. Both extubation delay and especially the need for reintubation are associated with poor outcomes. We aim to review the recent literature on… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MCC.0b013e32835c5095