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Outcome of mechanically ventilated patients who require a tracheostomy.

Authors
  • Frutos-Vivar, Fernando
  • Esteban, Andrés
  • Apezteguía, Carlos
  • Anzueto, Antonio
  • Nightingale, Peter
  • González, Marco
  • Soto, Luis
  • Rodrigo, Carlos
  • Raad, Jean
  • David, Cide M
  • Matamis, Dimitros
  • D' Empaire, Gabriel
Type
Published Article
Journal
Critical Care Medicine
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
February 2005
Volume
33
Issue
2
Pages
290–298
Identifiers
PMID: 15699830
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Tracheostomy is a common surgical procedure in the intensive care unit that is associated with a lower mortality in the unit but with a longer stay and a similar mortality in the hospital than in patients without tracheostomy.

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