Most clinical trials on the topic of extubation have involved patients outside the neurological intensive care unit. As a result, in this area clinicians are left with little evidence on which to base their decision making. Although tracheostomies are increasingly common procedures, they are not without complications and costs, and hence a decision to perform them should not be taken lightly. In this issue of Critical Care two groups debate the merits of tracheostomy before extubation in a patient with neurological impairment. What becomes very clear is the need for more high quality data for this common clinical problem. © 2004 BioMed Central Ltd.

Pro/con clinical debate: Tracheostomy is ideal for withdrawal of mechanical ventilation in severe neurological impairment / Mascia, L; Corno, E; Terragni, Pierpaolo; Stather, D; Ferguson, D.. - In: CRITICAL CARE. - ISSN 1364-8535. - 8:5(2004), pp. 327-330. [10.1186/cc2864]

Pro/con clinical debate: Tracheostomy is ideal for withdrawal of mechanical ventilation in severe neurological impairment

TERRAGNI, Pierpaolo
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
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2004

Abstract

Most clinical trials on the topic of extubation have involved patients outside the neurological intensive care unit. As a result, in this area clinicians are left with little evidence on which to base their decision making. Although tracheostomies are increasingly common procedures, they are not without complications and costs, and hence a decision to perform them should not be taken lightly. In this issue of Critical Care two groups debate the merits of tracheostomy before extubation in a patient with neurological impairment. What becomes very clear is the need for more high quality data for this common clinical problem. © 2004 BioMed Central Ltd.
Pro/con clinical debate: Tracheostomy is ideal for withdrawal of mechanical ventilation in severe neurological impairment / Mascia, L; Corno, E; Terragni, Pierpaolo; Stather, D; Ferguson, D.. - In: CRITICAL CARE. - ISSN 1364-8535. - 8:5(2004), pp. 327-330. [10.1186/cc2864]
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