Trach timing in ventilated patients

In this large meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials, early tracheostomy was no different than late tracheostomy in mortality, VAP, length of stay, ventilator days, or complications. The trach timing debate continues (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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