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Tracheal Intubation During Adult In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest and Survival

Tracheal Intubation During Adult In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest and Survival

This cohort study uses data from the Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation registry to investigate the association between tracheal intubation during adult in-hospital cardiac arrest and survival to hospital discharge. In a study of 86 628 adults with in-hospital cardiac arrest using a propensity-matched cohort, tracheal intubation within the first 15 minutes was associated with a significantly lower likelihood of survival to hospital discharge compared with not being intubated (16.3% vs 19.4%, respectively).

Among adult patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest, initiation of tracheal intubation within any given minute during the first 15 minutes of resuscitation, compared with no intubation during that minute, was associated with decreased survival to hospital discharge. Although the study design does not eliminate the potential for confounding by indication, these findings do not support early tracheal intubation for adult in-hospital cardiac arrest.

CriticalCare.news
February 17, 2018

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