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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tracheostomy in the intensive care unit: a nationw...[Anesth Analg. 2008] - PubMed Result

Tracheostomy in the intensive care unit: a nationw...[Anesth Analg. 2008] - PubMed Result

CONCLUSION: Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy is the procedure of choice for tracheostomy in critically ill patients in Germany. The modified Ciaglia technique is the preferred percutaneous technique, and nearly all physicians routinely use bronchoscopic guidance. Most tracheostomies are done during the second week of mechanical ventilation.