High-flow Nasal Cannula is Superior to Conventional Oxygen Delivery After Extubation

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Synopsis: In a multicenter randomized clinical trial, high-flow nasal cannula reduced the reintubation rate after extubation among intensive care unit patients considered to be at a low risk for reintubation compared with conventional oxygen therapy (4.9% vs. 12.2%, respectively).

Source: Hernández G, Vaquero C, González P, et al. Effect of postextubation high-flow nasal cannula vs conventional oxygen therapy on reintubation in low-risk patients. JAMA. 2016, ahead of print.

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