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Percutaneous dilational tracheostomy. Clin Chest Med 2013 Sep;34(3):515-26

Date

09/03/2013

Pubmed ID

23993821

DOI

10.1016/j.ccm.2013.04.002

Abstract

Tracheostomy is a commonly performed intervention with several benefits in the treatment of patients with chronic respiratory failure. Percutaneous dilational tracheostomy techniques have allowed bedside tracheostomy placement in the modern intensive care unit. Percutaneous dilational tracheostomy can be safely performed by interventional pulmonologists, medical intensive care physicians, and surgical specialists. When performed with the assistance of adjuncts, such as flexible bronchoscopy, the percutaneous dilational method has a favorable complication rate, efficiency, and cost profile compared with surgical tracheostomy.

Author List

Hsia DW, Ghori UK, Musani AI

Author

Uzair K. Ghori MD Assistant Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Bronchoscopy
Chronic Disease
Humans
Respiratory Insufficiency
Tracheostomy
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