The association between sedation practices and duration of mechanical ventilation in intensive care

May 2013
Anaesthesia & Intensive Care;May2013, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p311
Academic Journal
The article discusses an analysis of 2,102 consecutive mechanically ventilated intensive care unit (ICU) patients from 2002-2010 at a Melbourne, Victoria, hospital to determine if propofol was related to shorter duration of mechanical ventilation (MV) than midazolam. Results show a drop in the duration of MV and ICU length-of-stay and rates of tracheostomy linked to the use of propofol as the primary sedative agent. Data indicate that choice of sedative regimen seems to be a significant factor.


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