International Journal of Neurorehabilitation

ISSN: 2376-0281

Open Access

Mohammad Shahnawaz Alam

Senior resident, Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, India

  • Research Article   
    Timing of Tracheostomy Following Brain Tumour Surgery in Cases Requiring Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation
    Author(s): Vikas Chandra Jha* and Mohammad Shahnawaz Alam

    Background: We planned to compare the outcome of early tracheostomy as compared to delayed in patients with brain tumour (supratentorial and infratentorial) requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV) postoperatively and also tried to search for risk factors responsible for early tracheostomy in view of scarce literature available on it. Material &Methods: We included 90 cases who underwent tracheostomy for PMV following brain tumour surgery between September 2018 and September 2020. They were divided in group 1 with early tracheostomy comprising 56 and group 2 with 34 patients. Result: Group 1, had reduced, weaning time from mechanical ventilation (MV) (p=0.031), ICU stay (p<0.023), hospital stay (p<0.029), VAP (p<0.031), short-term mortality (p<0.028) and better Glasgow outcome score (p<0... Read More»

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