Journal article

A Single-Center Experience of Extubation Failure in Infants Undergoing the Norwood Operation

Punkaj Gupta, Rachel McDonald, Jeffrey M Gossett, Warwick Butt, Takeshi Shinkawa, Michiaki Imamura, Adnan T Bhutta, Parthak Prodhan

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2012

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Identify incidence, etiology, and predictors of extubation failure in neonates and infants who underwent Norwood operation with either a modified Blalock-Taussig shunt (mBTS) or a Sano shunt at a single tertiary care, academic children's hospital. METHODS: Extubation failure for our study was defined as reintubation within 96 hours after extubation. We collected demographics, preoperative, intraoperative, postoperative, and peri-extubation data in a retrospective, observational format in patients who underwent Norwood operation with either a modified Blalock-Taussig shunt (mBTS) or a Sano shunt between January 2005 and March 2011. Clinical outcomes evaluated included the success ..

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