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2022 Aug 08

Ann Intensive Care



Early prediction of hospital outcomes in patients tracheostomized for complex mechanical ventilation weaning.


Cabrio D, Vesin T, Lupieri E, Messet H, Sandu K, Piquilloud L
Ann Intensive Care. 2022 Aug 08; 12(1):73.
PMID: 35934745.


Tracheostomy is often performed in the intensive care unit (ICU) when mechanical ventilation (MV) weaning is prolonged to facilitate daily care. Tracheostomized patients require important healthcare resources and have poor long-term prognosis after the ICU. However, data lacks regarding prediction of outcomes at hospital discharge. We looked for patients' characteristics, ventilation parameters, sedation and analgesia use (pre-tracheostomy) that are associated with favorable and poor outcomes (post-tracheostomy) using univariate and multivariate logistic regressions.