[Tracheostomy in the ICU: is it worthwhile?].

  title={[Tracheostomy in the ICU: is it worthwhile?].},
  author={Jo{\~a}o Al{\'e}ssio Juliano Perfeito and Caio Augusto Sterse da Mata and Vicente Forte and Martin Carnaghi and Nikei Tamura and Luiz Eduardo Villaça Le{\~a}o},
  journal={Jornal brasileiro de pneumologia : publicacao oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia},
  volume={33 6},
OBJECTIVE To determine the feasibility of performing tracheostomy in the intensive care unit (ICU) environment and to assess procedure-related complications and mortality. METHODS The medical records of the 73 patients submitted to tracheostomy in the ICU of the Federal University of São Paulo Hospital São Paulo between January and November of 2003 were evaluated retrospectively. All operations were performed by surgical residents, under the supervision of a thoracic surgeon, using the open… CONTINUE READING


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