Early predictors of prolonged mechanical ventilation in major torso trauma patients who require resuscitation

Steven Agle, Lillian S. Kao, Frederick A. Moore, Ernest A. Gonzalez, Gary A. Vercruysse, S. Rob Todd

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Abstract

Background: The study purpose was to identify early predictors of prolonged mechanical ventilation in major torso trauma patients. Methods: This was a retrospective review of torso trauma patients who met specific criteria for shock resuscitation and required 48 hours of mechanical ventilation. Independent variables evaluated included patient demographics, injury characteristics, and initial 24-hour resuscitation parameters. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed using a significance level of P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)822-827
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Volume192
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Endotracheal intubation
  • predictors
  • Prolonged mechanical ventilation
  • Tracheostomy
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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