Laura Banks, Noah Worobetz, Erin Hamersley, Amanda Onwuka, Edward Shepherd, Gregory Wiet
Abstract:Objective To investigate whether tracheostomy placement in infants requiring high ventilator pressure is safe and effective. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Tertiary children’s hospital. Methods Fifty ventilator-dependent neonatal intensive care unit patients who underwent tracheotomy from 2009 to 2018 were included. Patients requiring high ventilator pressures were compared to those requiring low ventilator pressures. Demographics, comorbidities, and surgical and clinical data were recorde…
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