SESSION TITLE: Critical Care: Mechanical Ventilation
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of early versus late tracheotomy in adult critically ill patients receiving mechanical ventilation.
METHODS: A systematic literature search of PubMed and Embase (up to Apr 2015). Randomized controlled trials that compared early tracheotomy (ET) with either late tracheotomy or prolonged endotracheal intubation in mechanically ventilated adult patients were included. All data were derived with relative risks (RRs) and weighted mean differences (WMDs), and performed using Revman 5.2.0.