Impact of antibiotic therapy during a bedside percutaneous tracheotomy procedure in an ICU Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Methods All clinical and microbiological data were retrospectively collected and analyzed during the ICU stay before PBT performance and 72 hours after the PBT procedure from 110 patients in our ICU. Controls were defined as patients in whom the PBT procedure was performed in the ICU, with antibiotics administered 72 hours prior to and during the procedure (Group 1, n= 82). Cases were defined as patients in whom the PBT procedure was performed in the ICU without antibiotics administered 72 hours prior to and during the procedure (Group 2, n= 28). Secondary bacteremia, line sepsis and VAP during the 72 hours after PBT were considered infectious complications. Two-tailed P< 0.05 was considered to be significant. Results No differences were found in age, gender, admission diagnoses, length of ICU stay and in-hospital mortality rate between the two study groups …

publication date

  • January 1, 2015