Research Study

The NEUROlogically-impaired Extubation Timing Trial
Principal Investigator 
Donald Griesdale

Overview

Body Locations and Systems 
ClinicalTrials.gov# 
NCT02920580
Status 
Recruiting
Study Start/End 
Jan 1, 2017 to Dec 31, 2021
Locations 
Vancouver General Hospital
Name/Title 
Denise Foster, Research Coordinator
Email Address 
denise.foster@vch.ca
Purpose of Study 

This randomized controlled trial will enrol patients with acute severe brain injury who pass a spontaneous breathing trial but have decreased level of consciousness. It will directly compare (1) prompt extubation vs. (2) prompt tracheostomy vs. (3) usual care, with extubation or tracheostomy timed according to physicians' discretion. The primary outcome will be ICU free days (days spent alive and outside an ICU).

Eligibility 

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Disclaimer 

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