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Humble SS, Wilson LD, McKenna JW
Tracheostomy risk factors and outcomes after severe traumatic brain injury.
The researchers sought to determine risk factors associated with tracheostomy placement after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and subsequent outcomes among those who did and did not receive a tracheostomy. They concluded that age and insurance status are independently associated with tracheostomy placement, but not with mortality after severe TBI. Tracheostomy placement is associated with increased survival after severe TBI.
Citation: Humble SS, Wilson LD, McKenna JW . Tracheostomy risk factors and outcomes after severe traumatic brain injury. Brain Inj 2016;30(13-14):1642-47. doi: 10.1080/02699052.2016.1199915.
Keywords: Adverse Events, Brain Injury, Outcomes, Risk, Trauma