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Table 4 Clinical outcomes comparing patients who underwent UE with need for reintubation with patients who underwent UE without reintubation after UEa

From: Risk factors and outcomes after unplanned extubations on the ICU: a case-control study

Outcome cases UE with reintubation
(n = 35)
UE without reintubation
(n = 39)
Mean difference
(95% CI)
P value
Mean LOS ICU, index timeb (days) 13 7 6 (12.29-0.23) 0.059
Mean LOS ICU, after UE (days) 26 3 23 (31.68-15.27) <0.001
Mean length of total intubation (days) 38 9 29 (40.73-18.70) <0.001
Mean LOS ICU (days) 40 10 30 (41.43-18.18) <0.001
Mean LOS hospital (days) 61 28 33 (51.86-15.14) <0.001
Mortality ICU, n (%) 13 (37) 0 (0) - <0.001
Mortality hospital, n (%) 13 (37) 1 (3) - <0.001
  1. aFollowing unplanned extubation (UE) (n = 74), patients without reintubation had significantly better outcomes than reintubated patients; 95% CI, 95% confidence interval; LOS, length of stay; ICU, intensive care unit; bIndex time, sampling time for controls and time of UE for cases.