Intervention Protocol

Percutaneous technique versus surgical techniques for tracheostomy

  1. Patrick Brass1,*,
  2. Martin Hellmich2,
  3. Bettina Kullmer3,
  4. Angelika Ladra4,
  5. Jürgen Ladra5

Editorial Group: Cochrane Anaesthesia Group

Published Online: 7 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008045


How to Cite

Brass P, Hellmich M, Kullmer B, Ladra A, Ladra J. Percutaneous technique versus surgical techniques for tracheostomy (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD008045. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008045.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Klinik für Anästhesie, Intensivmedizin und Schmerztherapie, Klinikum Duisburg GmbH, Duisburg, Germany

  2. 2

    University of Cologne, Institute of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Epidemiology, Cologne, NRW, Germany

  3. 3

    University of Cologne, German National Library of Medicine, Cologne, NRW, Germany

  4. 4

    University Hospital Cologne, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Cologne, Germany

  5. 5

    Marien-Hospital Erftstadt-Frauenthal, Department of Surgery, Erftstadt, Germany

*Patrick Brass, Klinikum Duisburg GmbH, Klinik für Anästhesie, Intensivmedizin und Schmerztherapie, Zu den Rehwiesen 9, Duisburg, 47055, Germany. patrick.brass@klinikum-duisburg.de. patrick-brass@t-online.de.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 7 OCT 2009

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

Primary objective
We will evaluate the efficacy and safety of percutaneous techniques (PT) for tracheostomy.

We will compare these techniques (PDT, GWDF, and other) to standard surgical procedures (ST) commonly used for tracheostomy.

Secondary objectives
Where feasible, we will also assess:
1. in our subgroup analysis, whether these possible differences can be verified in all the collectives (patients and underlying disorders, experienced or inexperienced doctor who carried out the procedure), and settings (intensive care unit (ICU) or operation room, patient sedated or in narcosis);
2. whether the PTs for tracheostomy are equally effective and safe compared to ST; and
3. whether differences can be proven for PT procedures carried out with or without bronchoscopic guidance.