Journal article

Prediction of tracheostomy in critically ill trauma patients: a systematic review

Andrew J Casamento, Bronwyn Bebee, Neil J Glassford, Rinaldo Bellomo

CRITICAL CARE AND RESUSCITATION | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Tracheostomy is relatively common in mechanically ventilated patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). The prediction of which patients will receive a tracheostomy is crucial to both clinical decision making and the design of targeted interventional trials of its timing. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to systematically review the literature to ascertain whether useful predictors of eventual tracheostomy can be identified, with a particular focus on trauma patients. DATA SOURCES AND REVIEW METHODS: We searched three electronic databases to identify all studies of any design evaluating potential predictors of tracheostomy in mechanically ventilated ICU patients. Bias was assessed using the ..

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