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Second extubation attempts should be judged on their own merits

Key clinical point: Patient readiness for a second extubation should be judged by current parameters alone.

Major finding: The change in parameter values between first and second extubation attempts was not predictive of success.

Study details: A retrospective analysis of 525 patients.

Disclosures: The study was not funded. Dr. Maile and Dr. Trivedi have no relevant financial disclosures.


Trivedi S et al. CCC48 2019, Abstract 27.