Endotracheal intubation in the field does not improve outcome in trauma patients who present without an acutely lethal traumatic brain injury.

@article{Bochicchio2003EndotrachealII,
  title={Endotracheal intubation in the field does not improve outcome in trauma patients who present without an acutely lethal traumatic brain injury.},
  author={Grant V. Bochicchio and Obeid N Ilahi and Manjari Joshi and Kelly M. Bochicchio and Thomas M. Scalea},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2003},
  volume={54 2},
  pages={307-11}
}
OBJECTIVES There is an absence of prospective data evaluating the impact of prehospital intubation in adult trauma patients. Our objectives were to determine the outcome of trauma patients intubated in the field who did not have an acutely lethal traumatic brain injury (death within 48 hours) compared with patients who were intubated immediately on arrival to the hospital. METHODS Prospective data were collected on 191 consecutive patients admitted to the trauma center with a field Glasgow… CONTINUE READING
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