Prediction and timing of tracheostomy in patients with infratentorial lesions requiring mechanical ventilatory support.

@article{Qureshi2000PredictionAT,
  title={Prediction and timing of tracheostomy in patients with infratentorial lesions requiring mechanical ventilatory support.},
  author={A I Qureshi and Jos{\'e} I. Su{\'a}rez and Parak D Parekh and A. Prasad Bhardwaj},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={1383-7}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the frequency and predictors of successful extubations and tracheostomy in patients with infratentorial lesions requiring mechanical ventilation and to determine the optimal time for tracheostomy based on probability of successful extubation and in-hospital survival according to the duration of translaryngeal intubation. DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTINGS A neurocritical care unit at a university hospital. PATIENTS A total of 69 patients with… CONTINUE READING