No benefit from early tracheotomy in mechanically ventilated ICU patients?BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3582 (Published 04 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3582
Previous evidence suggested early tracheotomy may save lives and shorten hospital stay for people who receive mechanical ventilation in an intensive care unit (ICU). But a recent open label trial from 72 UK hospitals does not confirm this.
A total of 909 patients participated. All were …
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