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Table 2 Modified Taussig score

From: Effectiveness of steroids versus placebo in preventing upper airway obstruction after extubation in critically ill children: rationale and design of a multicentric, double-blind, randomized study

 Score
0123
Clinical parameters
 ColorNormalNormalNormalCyanotic
 Air entryNormalMildly diminishedModerately diminishedSubstantially diminished
 RetractionsNoneMildModerateSevere
 Level of consciousnessNormalRestlessness if disturbedRestlessness at restLethargy
 StridorNoneMildModerateSevere (or no stridor if severe obstruction)
  1. Upper airway obstruction is considered mild if score is less than 5 points, moderate-severe with at least 5 points. Modified Taussig score [13]