In Reply We agree with Drs Girault and Rabbat that our eligibility criteria may have led to the inclusion of patients with different severities of respiratory failure (eg, mild postextubation respiratory failure and moderate to severe respiratory failure) in extubated patients. According to their suggestion, we reanalyzed the data according to the different clinical indications. The results are summarized in the Table.
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