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2022 Jan-Mar

Anesth Essays Res



Early versus Late Tracheostomy in Patients with Acute Brain Injury: Importance of SET Score.


Shekhar S, Singh R B, De R R, Singh R, Singh R, Kumar N
Anesth Essays Res. 2022 Jan-Mar; 16(1):7-11.
PMID: 36249128.


Patients with acute brain injury presents are unique subset of neurocritical care patients with its long-term functional prognosis difficult to determine. They often have long intensive care unit (ICU) stay and presents as challenge to decide when to transfer out of ICU. This prospective study aims to assess the benefits of early tracheostomy in terms of ICU-length of stay (ICU-LOS), number of days on ventilator (ventilator days), incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), and mortality rates.