Comparison of early and late percutaneous tracheotomies in adult intensive care unit


Duran M., Abdullayev R. , Comlekci M., Suren M., Bulbul M., Aldemir T.

REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE ANESTESIOLOGIA, vol.64, no.6, pp.438-442, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.bjan.2013.08.002
  • Title of Journal : REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE ANESTESIOLOGIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.438-442

Abstract

Background and objectives: Percutaneous tracheotomy has become a good alternative for patients thought to have prolonged intubation in intensive care units. The most important benefits of tracheotomy are early discharge of the patient from the intensive care unit and shortening of the time spent in the hospital. Prolonged endotracheal intubation has complications such as laryngeal damage, vocal cord paralysis, glottic and subglottic stenosis, infection and tracheal damage. The objective of our study was to evaluate potential advantages of early percutaneous tracheotomy over late percutaneous tracheotomy in intensive care unit.