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, cilt.64, sa.6, ss.438-442, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 64 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.bjan.2013.08.002
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.438-442


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.