Web-based prediction of extubation outcome in premature infants on mechanical ventilation using an artificial neural network

AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2003:2003:945.


The web-based implementation of a decision-support tool for the prediction of extubation outcome in mechanically ventilated premature infants enables the integration of advanced and computationally intensive modeling approaches with easy-usage, no maintenance requirements and wide availability. Accordingly, the artificial neural network predictive tool developed provides decision-support in determining whether to extubate a premature infant to clinicians in NICUs anywhere with access to the Internet.

MeSH terms

  • Decision Making, Computer-Assisted*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature
  • Internet
  • Neural Networks, Computer*
  • Respiration, Artificial
  • Ventilator Weaning*