Prediction Model of Extubation Outcomes in Critically Ill Patients: A Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study

Aiko Tanaka, Daijiro Kabata, Osamu Hirao, Junko Kosaka, Nana Furushima, Yuichi Maki, Akinori Uchiyama, Moritoki Egi, Ayumi Shintani, Hiroshi Morimatsu, Satoshi Mizobuchi, Yoshifumi Kotake, Yuji Fujino

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Liberation from mechanical ventilation is of great importance owing to related complications from extended ventilation time. In this prospective multicenter study, we aimed to construct a versatile model for predicting extubation outcomes in critical care settings using obtainable physiological predictors. The study included patients who had been extubated after a successful 30 min spontaneous breathing trial (SBT). A multivariable logistic regression model was constructed to predict extubation outcomes (successful extubation without reintubation and uneventful extubation without reintubation or noninvasive respiratory support) using eight parameters: age, heart failure, respiratory disease, rapid shallow breathing index (RSBI), PaO2/FIO2, Glasgow Coma Scale score, fluid balance, and endotracheal suctioning episodes. Of 499 patients, 453 (90.8%) and 328 (65.7%) achieved successful and uneventful extubation, respectively. The areas under the curve for successful and uneventful extubation in the novel prediction model were 0.69 (95% confidence interval (CI), 0.62–0.77) and 0.70 (95% CI, 0.65–0.74), respectively, which were significantly higher than those in the conventional model solely using RSBI (0.58 (95% CI, 0.50–0.66) and 0.54 (95% CI, 0.49–0.60), p = 0.004 and <0.001, respectively). The model was validated using a bootstrap method, and an online application was developed for automatic calculation. Our model, which is based on a combination of generally obtainable parameters, established an accessible method for predicting extubation outcomes after a successful SBT.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2520
JournalJournal of Clinical Medicine
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2022


  • extubation
  • intensive care
  • mechanical ventilation
  • noninvasive respiratory support
  • prediction model
  • ventilator liberation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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