Age and comorbidity as risk factors for vocal cord paralysis associated with tracheal intubation.


BACKGROUND Vocal cord paralysis after tracheal intubation may be attributed to ageing and comorbidity. However, the relationship between patient characteristics and the risk of vocal cord paralysis is unknown. METHODS We prospectively analysed data representing 31 241 consecutive surgery patients who underwent tracheal intubation to determine whether… (More)


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