SESSION TITLE: Mechanical Ventilation & Respiratory Failure I
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Rapid shallow breathing index (RSBI) is commonly used clinically for predicting the outcome of weaning from mechanical ventilation. However, studies have shown that a single RSBI determination does not reflect the entire weaning process. The aim of the study was to evaluate the measure of RSBI change or RSBI rate as a predictor of weaning outcome during a spontaneous breathing trial and compare it with other weaning parameters.