A multi‐institutional analysis of tracheotomy complications

  title={A multi‐institutional analysis of tracheotomy complications},
  author={Stacey Halum and Jonathan Y Ting and Emily K. Plowman and Peter C Belafsky and Claude F. Harbarger and Gregory N. Postma and Michael J Pitman and D. Lamonica and Augustine L. Moscatello and Sid M. Khosla and Christy E. Cauley and Nicole C. Maronian and Samir A. Melki and Cameron C. Wick and John T. Sinacori and Zrria White and Ahmed I. Younes and Dale C Ekbom and Maya G Sardesai and Albert L. Merati},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
To define the prevalence of tracheotomy tube complications and evaluate risk factors (RFs) associated with their occurrence. 
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