Neurophysiological consequences of three tracheostomy techniques: a randomized study in neurosurgical patients.

@article{Stocchetti2000NeurophysiologicalCO,
  title={Neurophysiological consequences of three tracheostomy techniques: a randomized study in neurosurgical patients.},
  author={Nino Stocchetti and Alexandra Parma and Massimo Lamperti and Valeria Songa and L. Tognini},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgical anesthesiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={307-13}
}
We describe the effects of different tracheostomy techniques on intracranial pressure (ICP), cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP), and cerebral extraction of oxygen. We attempted to identify the main mechanisms affecting intracranial pressure during tracheostomy. To do so we conducted a prospective, block-randomized, clinical study which took place in a neurosurgical intensive care unit in a teaching hospital. The patients studied consisted of thirty comatose patients admitted to the intensive… CONTINUE READING