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Table 1 Clinical Parameters of Wean Group vs. Literature.

From: A case series of a pav+ weaning protocol in an acute care environment demonstrating an absence of weaning failure

  PAV + Cohort (n = 40) Rose 2012(5) (n = 115) Schönhofer 2002(6) (n = 403) Jubran 2013a(7) (n = 152) Jubran 2013b(7) (n = 160) Pilcher 2005(8) (n = 153) Scheinhorn 2002a(9) (n = 252) Scheinhorn 2002b(9) (n = 238)
Age (years) median (IQR)* 69 (60.5-74.3) 70 (59-77) 66.0 (58.2-71.6) 70 (62-79) 70 (63-77) 70 (63-77) 73 71
Female Gender 48.00% 49.60% 35.50% 42% 50% 52%   
BMI 25.55 (20.3-31)   23.1 (19.6-27.6)      
APACHE II at admission 24 (17.8-28) 11.9 (+/- 4.1)*   15 (13-19)* 15 (14-15)* 15 (10-20)   
SOFA at ICU Admission 9 (8-12)    41 (30-62)     
Length of Hospital Stay (days) median (IQR) 68 (44.3-105)    39/152 (26%) 42 (28-63)   42.5 49
In hospital Mortality 15/40 (38%)   98/403 ( 24.3%) 14.50% 41/160 (26%) 42/153 (27%)   
Death during Weaning 4/40 (10%) 13% 24.30% 14.50% 10% 26.10% 30.70%  
Weaning Failure-Ventilatory Dependance 0 33.90% 19.00% 40.80% 36.90% 34.60% 17.90% 10.90%