Critical Care Refresher Course: Respiratory and Airways Management

Management of Tracheostomy (Waldmann)

EPIC Study 1992 – 12% of ICU pts had tracheostomy insitu

On the Right Trach – 

NAP4 –

Tracheostomy: Epidemiology, Indications, Timing, Technique, and Outcomes –

Meta-analysis comparison of open versus percutaneous tracheostomy. –
TRACMAN trial – 

Tracheostomy Global collaborative –

Protective Lung Ventilation (Gattinoni)

Aim of resp support is to buy time whilst minimising damage

Modeling the time-course of ventilator-induced lung injury: what can we learn from interspecies discrepancies?

Lung anatomy, energy load, and ventilator-induced lung injury

Driving Pressure and Survival in the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome —


Management of bariatric patients (Rubulotta)

WHO interactive map on epidemiology of obesity – 

Neck circumference – height ratio in predicting sleep-related breathing disorder 

STOP-BANG for OSA screening –

Ventilation strategies in obese pts undergoing surgery: quantitative systematic review & meta-analysis

Protective Ventilation With Higher Versus Lower PEEP During General Anesthesia for Surgery in Obese Patients (PROBESE) protocols – 

High versus low positive end-expiratory pressure during general anaesthesia for open abdominal surgery (PROVHILO trial): a multicentre randomised controlled trial –