Effect of Early Versus Late Tracheostomy or Prolonged Intubation in Critically Ill Patients with Acute Brain Injury: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Published on Feb 1, 2017in Neurocritical Care2.892
· DOI :10.1007/s12028-016-0297-z
Victoria A. McCredie7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre),
Aziz S. Alali2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre)
+ 4 AuthorsAvery B. Nathens60
Estimated H-index: 60
(Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre)
Background The optimal timing of tracheostomy placement in acutely brain-injured patients, who generally require endotracheal intubation for airway protection rather than respiratory failure, remains uncertain. We systematically reviewed trials comparing early tracheostomy to late tracheostomy or prolonged intubation in these patients.
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