Tracheostomy tube in place at intensive care unit discharge is associated with increased ward mortality.

@article{Martinez2009TracheostomyTI,
  title={Tracheostomy tube in place at intensive care unit discharge is associated with increased ward mortality.},
  author={Gonzalo Hern{\'a}ndez Martinez and Rafael Fern{\'a}ndez and Marcelino S{\'a}nchez Casado and Rafael Cuena and Pilar Lopez-Reina and Sergio Zamora and Elena Luzon},
  journal={Respiratory care},
  year={2009},
  volume={54 12},
  pages={1644-52}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the relationship between tracheostomy tube in place after intensive-care-unit (ICU) discharge and hospital mortality. METHODS We conducted a prospective observational cohort study in a medical-surgical ICU in a tertiary-care hospital that does not have a step-down unit. We recorded clinical and epidemiologic variables, indication and timing of tracheostomy, time to decannulation, characteristics of respiratory secretions, need for suctioning, and Glasgow coma score at… CONTINUE READING
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