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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Comparison between a nurse-led weaning protocol and weaning based on physician’s clinical judgment in tracheostomized critically ill patients: a pilot randomized controlled clinical trial

  Protocol group Control group p value
Number of patients 27 38  
Gender males (%) 22 (81.5%) 25 (65.8%) 0.27
Age 61.3 (13.6) 61.7 (15.2) 0.91
Pathologies at admission
Neurological (%) 14 (51.9%) 23 (60.5%)  
 Cerebral hemorrhage 5 8 0.66
 Cardiac arrest 3 5  
 Head trauma 3 3  
 CNS infections 1 2  
 Ischemic stroke 1 2  
 Others 1 3  
Non-neurological (%) 13 (48.1%) 15 (39.5%)  
 Urgent surgery 6 2  
 Respiratory failure 2 6  
 Septic shock 2 2  
 Polytrauma 1 4  
 Others 2 1  
SAPS II, mean (SD) 47.7 (15.3) 49.8 (14.8) 0.66
  1. CNS central nervous system