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Crit Care. 2012 Feb 20;16(1):111. doi: 10.1186/cc11185.

What is the optimal rate of failed extubation?

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Department of Medicine, Division of Critical Care, Stamford Hospital, 190 West Broad Street, Stamford, CT 06902, USA. jkrinsley@stamhealth.org

Abstract

Failed extubation (FE), defined as reintubation 48 or 72 hours after planned extubation, occurs in a significant percentage of patients and is associated with a substantial burden of morbidity and mortality. This commentary reviews the literature describing FE rates and the clinical consequences of FE and proposes an 'optimal' rate of FE as well as avenues for future research.

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22356725
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PMC3396264
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10.1186/cc11185
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