TRACH-Support: A Conversation Tool for Tracheostomy and Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation


Patient education material about tracheostomies: Living with a Tracheostomy
Outcomes after Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation
  • Carson SS, Kahn JM, Hough CL, et al. A multicenter mortality prediction model for patients receiving prolonged mechanical ventilation. Critical Care Medicine. 2012;40(4):1171-1176.
  • Hough CL, Caldwell ES, Cox CE, et al. Development and Validation of a Mortality Prediction Model for Patients Receiving 14 Days of Mechanical Ventilation. Critical Care Medicine. 2015;43(11):2339-2345.
  • Damuth E, Mitchell JA, Bartock JL, Roberts BW, Trzeciak S. Long-term survival of critically ill patients treated with prolonged mechanical ventilation: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The Lancet.Respiratory medicine. 2015;3(7):544-553.
  • Ruan SY, Teng NC, Huang CT, et al. Dynamic Changes in Prognosis with Elapsed Time on Ventilators among Mechanically Ventilated Patients. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2020;17(6):729-735.
Outcomes after Tracheostomy
  • Unroe M, Kahn JM, Carson SS, et al. One-year trajectories of care and resource utilization for recipients of prolonged mechanical ventilation: a cohort study. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2010;153(3):167-175.
  • Mehta AB, Walkey AJ, Curran-Everett D, Douglas IS. One-Year Outcomes Following Tracheostomy for Acute Respiratory Failure. Crit Care Med. 2019;47(11):1572-1581.
  • Mehta AB, Matlock DD, Shorr AF, Douglas IS. Healthcare Trajectories and Outcomes in the First Year After Tracheostomy Based on Patient Characteristics. Crit Care Med. 2023.

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