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Table 1 Characteristics of studies that used the cuff-leak test to predict extubation failure

From: The cuff-leak test: what are we measuring?

Author Number of patients Type of patients Cut-off value Sensitivity/specificity Stridor/reintubation, N (% of positive tests)
Fisher [8] 62 Upper airway obstruction n.a. 100/85 n.a.
Sandhu [9] 110 Trauma 11.7% n.a./98 14 (n.a.)
Miller [10] 110 At risk 110 ml 83/99 6 (n.a.)
Engoren [7] 524 Post operative 110 ml 0/96 2 (0)
De Backer [5] 76 Mixed 15.5% 75/72 10 (80)
Jaber [11] 112 Mixed 110 ml (or 12%) 85/95 13 (n.a.)
Maury [12] 115 Medical n.a. 100/98 4 (100)
  1. n.a., not applicable.