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Laryngeal mask airway versus endotracheal tube for percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy in critically ill patients

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Authors

  • Reinhard Strametz,

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    1. Goethe University, Evidence-based Medicine Frankfurt, Institute for General Practice, Frankfurt, Germany
    2. Frankfurt University Hospital, Clinic for Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Therapy, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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  • Christoph Pachler,

    1. Medical University Graz, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Graz, Austria
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  • Christian Byhahn,

    1. Frankfurt University Hospital, Clinic for Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Therapy, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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  • Andrea Siebenhofer,

    1. Goethe University, Institute for General Practice, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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  • Tobias Weberschock

    1. Goethe University, Evidence-based Medicine Frankfurt, Institute for General Practice, Frankfurt, Germany
    2. J.W. Goethe-University Hospital, Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Allergology, Frankfurt, Germany
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Abstract

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

This review will address the following research questions.

  1. Is the use of a laryngeal mask airway (LMA) effective compared to an endotracheal tube (ETT) regarding procedure-related or all-cause mortality?

  2. Is the use of a laryngeal mask airway (LMA) safe compared to an endotracheal tube (ETT) regarding procedure-related life threatening complications during the procedure of PDT in critically ill patients?

  3. Does the use of a LMA influence the conditions for performing tracheostomy, e.g. duration of procedure?

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