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Impact of bedside percutaneous dilational and open surgical tracheostomy on intracranial pressure, pulmonary gas exchange, and hemodynamics in neurocritical care patients

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Kieninger, Martin ; Windorfer, Martin ; Eissnert, Christoph ; Zech, Nina ; Bele, Sylvia ; Zeman, Florian ; Bründl, Elisabeth ; Graf, Bernhard ; Künzig, Holger
Date of publication of this fulltext: 18 Sep 2019 09:31


Aim was to compare the impact of bedside percutaneous dilational tracheostomy (PDT) and open surgical technique (ST) on intracranial pressure (ICP), pulmonary gas exchange and hemodynamics. We retrospectively analyzed data of 92 neurocritical care patients with invasive ICP monitoring during either PDT (43 patients) or ST (49 patients). Peak ICP levels were higher during PDT (22 [17–38] mm ...


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