I am a
Home I AM A Search Login

Papers of the Week

2022 Nov

J Int Med Res



Tracheotomy in ventilator-dependent patients with COVID-19: a cross-sectional study of analgesia and sedative requirements.


Wiemann B, Mitchell J, Sarangarm P, Miskimins R
J Int Med Res. 2022 Nov; 50(11):3000605221138487.
PMID: 36408532.


During March 2020 in the United States, demand for sedatives increased by 91%, that for analgesics rose by 79%, and demand for neuromuscular blockers increased by 105%, all owing to the number of COVID-19 cases requiring invasive mechanical ventilation (MV). We hypothesize that analgesic and sedative requirements decrease following tracheotomy in this patient population.