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Table 3 Measured parameters of the mechanical ventilation and weaning process

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 (n = 27) Control group (n = 38) p value
Timing of tracheostomy (days after ICU admission), median (IQR) 7 (4–8.5) 5 (4-7) 0.23
Weaning start (days after tracheostomy), mean (SD) 2.4 (2.4) 3.8 (3.5) 0.416
M-BWAP at recruitment, mean (SD) 14.7 (2.0) 14.5 (2.4) 0.71
Tobin Index at recruitment, mean (SD) 53 (26) 67 (38) 0.33
PSV at recruitment (cmH2O), mean (SD) 10.2 (2.6) 11.2 (2.6) 0.16
PEEP at recruitment (cmH2O), mean (SD) 9.0 (2.0) 9.3 (2.1) 0.59
PaO2/FiO2 at recruitment, mean (SD) 277 (67) 290 (75) 0.46
  1. M-BWAP modified Burns Weaning Assessment Program, PSV pressure support ventilation, PEEP positive end-expiratory pressure
  2. *p < 0.05 compared to protocol group