Early postoperative alterations of ventilation parameters after tracheostomy in major burn injuries

Thomas Namdar, Peter Leonard Stollwerck, Felix Hagen Stang, Karl-Friedrich Klotz, Thomas Lange, Peter Mailänder & Frank Siemers
Purpose: In patients with major burn injuries mechanical ventilation is often required for longer periods. Tracheostomy (TS) plays an integral role in airway management. We investigated the effect of TS on ventilation parameters within 8 hours after TS. Materials: A retrospective analysis of severely burned patients admitted to the burn unit of a German University Hospital was performed. Ventilation parameters 8 hours before and after TS were registered. Results: A retrospective analysis of 20 patients...