volume 21, issue 3, P131-137 2017
DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.ijccm_452_16
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Abstract: Background and Aims:The objective of the study was to determine the incidence of failed extubations in our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and identify associated clinical factors.Materials and Methods:A prospective observational study of mechanically ventilated patients who underwent extubation attempts in our (predominantly surgical) ICU was undertaken from July 2012 to August 2013. The primary endpoint was the need for nonelective reintubation within 72 h of extubation. Clinical data of the reintubated patients w…

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