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2021 07 07

Crit Care



Tracheostomy management in patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: an International Multicenter Retrospective Study.


Schmidt M, Fisser C, Martucci G, Abrams D, Frapard T, Popugaev K, Arcadipane A, Bromberger B, Lino G, Serra A, Rozencwajg S, Lubnow M, Petrikov S, Mueller T, Combes A, Pham Tài, Brodie D
Crit Care. 2021 07 07; 25(1):238.
PMID: 34233748.


Current practices regarding tracheostomy in patients treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for acute respiratory distress syndrome are unknown. Our objectives were to assess the prevalence and the association between the timing of tracheostomy (during or after ECMO weaning) and related complications, sedative, and analgesic use.