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Risk factors for extubation failure in patients following a successful spontaneous breathing trial.

Authors
  • Frutos-Vivar, Fernando
  • Ferguson, Niall D
  • Esteban, Andrés
  • Epstein, Scott K
  • Arabi, Yaseen
  • Apezteguía, Carlos
  • González, Marco
  • Hill, Nicholas S
  • Nava, Stefano
  • D'Empaire, Gabriel
  • Anzueto, Antonio
Type
Published Article
Journal
CHEST Journal
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
December 2006
Volume
130
Issue
6
Pages
1664–1671
Identifiers
PMID: 17166980
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Among routinely measured clinical variables, RSBI, positive fluid balance 24 h prior to extubation, and pneumonia at the initiation of ventilation were the best predictors of extubation failure. However, the combined predictive ability of these variables was weak.

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