2015
DOI: 10.5935/0103-507x.20150022 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: ObjectiveTo evaluate the efficacy and safety of percutaneous tracheostomy by means of single-step dilation with fiber optic bronchoscopy assistance in critical care patients under mechanical ventilation.MethodsBetween the years 2004 and 2014, 512 patients with indication of tracheostomy according to clinical criteria, were prospectively and consecutively included in our study. One-third of them were high-risk patients. Demographic variables, APACHE II score, and days on mechanical ventilation prior to percutan… Show more

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“…[9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16] Studies have also identified intraoperative complications associated with PT such as death, hemorrhage, pneumothorax, and postoperative complications including bleeding, infection, and tracheostomy tube obstruction. [17][18][19][20][21][22] However, surgical OT runs similar risks as well.…”
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