The timing of tracheotomy: a systematic review.

@article{Maziak1998TheTO,
  title={The timing of tracheotomy: a systematic review.},
  author={Donna E. Maziak and Maureen O. Meade and Thomas R J Todd},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1998},
  volume={114 2},
  pages={
          605-9
        }
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To examine the impact of the timing of tracheotomy on the duration of mechanical ventilation, the secondary changes to the trachea, and the clinical course of critically ill patients in the ICU. DESIGN A systematic review of the literature. METHODS Two independent reviewers conducted a MEDLINE search for relevant literature in the form of randomized or observational controlled clinical studies. Studies were selected for review by criteria determined a priori; and the… CONTINUE READING

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