Journal of Critical Care 44 (2018) 462–463 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Journal of Critical Care journal homepage: www.jccjournal.org Letters Prediction of failure of noninvasive Conﬂict of interest ventilation in extubation process: What can we measure and predict? The authors declare no conﬂict of interest. Gulsah Karaoren, MD Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Umraniye Training Hospital Dear Editor; Istanbul, Turkey Corresponding author. E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org We have read the article titled “Factors predicting failure of noninva- sive ventilation assist for preventing reintubation among medical criti- Sibel Ocak Serin, MD cally ill patients” by Thomrongpairoj et al  with great interest. The Internal Medicine, Umraniye Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey study was actually well designed and planned; however, there are some key aspects for accurate practical implications. António M. Esquinas, MD, PhD, FCCP First, as known, variations in the study populations including age Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Morales Meseguer, Múrcia, Spain and disease have signiﬁcant inﬂuence on weaning outcomes. Some weaning parameters reﬂect the work of breathing that must be per- formed by the patient (minute ventilation, compliance, airway resis- http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrc.2017.02.002 tance), whereas others reﬂect the patients' ability to perform that work (maximum inspiratory force, vital capacity, rapid shallow breath- ing index [RSBI]).
Journal of Critical Care – Elsevier
Published: Apr 1, 2018
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