Table 2: Baseline clinical characteristics of middle cerebral artery acute ischemic stroke patients in whom extubation was successful versus failed*.

Successful ( 𝑛 = 3 7 )Failed ( 𝑛 = 1 0 )

Admission GCS score, median (IQR)11 (8–14)11.5 (7–14)
Admission NIHSS score, median (IQR)17 (12–22)19 (14–21)
Left middle cerebral artery stroke59% (22)30% (3)
Aphasia59% (22)30% (3)
Neglect38% (14)60% (6)
Eyelid opening apraxia5% (2)10% (1)
Superficial and basal ganglia involvement56% (20/36)60% (6)
Superficial involvement only36% (13/36)40% (4)
Isolated basal ganglia infarct8% (3/36)0%

*All 𝑃 values are nonsignificant.
National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale.
Glasgow Coma Scale.