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Journal club NEW WEANING INDEX

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By Jason Mann No BS pulmonary critical care fellow
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Leonardo Cordeiro de Souza, Fernando Silva GuimarĂ£es, Jocemir Ronaldo Lugon
PURPOSE: The performance of most indices used to predict ventilator weaning outcomes remains below expectation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a new weaning index, the timed inspiratory effort (TIE) index, which is based on the maximal inspiratory pressure and the occlusion time required to reach it. METHODS: This observational prospective study included patients undergoing mechanical ventilation. Patients ready to be weaned had their TIE index and 6 previously reported indices recorded...
January 2015: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
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