Successful Extubation: How to diagnose
Yang KL, Tobin MJ.
A prospective study of indexes predicting the outcome of trials of weaning from mechanical ventilation.
N Engl J Med 1991; 324:1445-50.
In mechanically ventilated patients, can the respiratory rate to tidal volume ratio be used to predict successful extubation?
'extubation' and 'sensitivity' and 'specificity'
- Target disorder and gold standard; Successful extubation
- Study setting: mechanically ventilated patients in an an ICU
|Respiratory rate to tidal volume ratio||Successful extubation||Failed extubation||Likelihood ratio|
- Study designed to evaluate weaning but outcome was successful extubation.
Jaeschke RZ, Meade MO, Guyatt GH, Keenan SP, Cook DJ.
How to use diagnostic test articles in the intensive care unit: Diagnosing Weanability using f/VT.
Crit Care Med 1997; 25:1514-21.
This article provides an excellent review of how to evaluate an article about a diagnostic test.