Desenlace de los enfermos traqueotomizados después de la reintubación

Translated title of the contribution: Outcome of tracheotomized patients following reintubation

O. Peñuelas, F. Frutos-Vivar, F. Gordo, C. Apezteguía, M. I. Restrepo, M. González, Y. Arabi, C. Santos, J. A. Alhashemi, F. Pérez, A. Esteban, A. Anzueto

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Objective: To evaluate the outcome of tracheotomized patients after reintubation. Method: Secondary analysis from a prospective, multicenter and observational study including 36 Intensive Care Units (ICUs) from 8 countries. Patients: A total of 180 patients under mechanical ventilation for more than 48. hours, extubated and reintubated within 48. hours. Interventions: None. Outcomes: ICU mortality, length of ICU stay, organ failure. Results: Fifty-two patients (29%) underwent tracheotomy after reintubation. The median time from reintubation to tracheotomy was 2.5 days (interquartile range (IQR) 1-8 days). The length of ICU stay was significantly longer in the tracheotomy group compared with the group without tracheotomy (median time 25 days, IQR 17-43 versus 16.5 days (IQR 11-25); p. <0.001). ICU mortality in the tracheotomy group was not significantly different (31% versus 27%; p 0.57). Conclusions: In our cohort of reintubated patients, tracheotomy is a common procedure in the ICU. Patients with tracheotomy had an outcome similar to those without tracheotomy.

Translated title of the contributionOutcome of tracheotomized patients following reintubation
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)142-148
Number of pages7
JournalMedicina Intensiva
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 2013


  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Mortality
  • Reintubation
  • Tracheotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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