Early Tracheostomy in Ventilated Stroke Patients "SETPOINT"

Completed

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- age > 18 years
- informed consent from legal representative
- non-traumatic cerebrovascular disease
- Estimated ventilation need for at least 2 weeks

Exclusion Criteria

- age < 18 years
- informed consent not obtainable
- intubated for more than 3 days
- death within 3 weeks likely
- severe chronic pulmonary disease
- severe chronic cardiac disease
- emergency situation
- intracranial pressure difficult to control
- need for a permanent tracheostoma
- contraindications for dilatative tracheostomy
- severe coagulopathy
- severe respiration difficulties
- intubation/extubation/tube exchange difficulties