Bedside percutaneous tracheostomy: a prospective randomised comparison of PercuTwist versus Griggs' forceps dilational tracheostomy.

@article{Montcriol2011BedsidePT,
  title={Bedside percutaneous tracheostomy: a prospective randomised comparison of PercuTwist versus Griggs' forceps dilational tracheostomy.},
  author={Ambroise A Montcriol and Julien Bordes and Yves Asencio and Bertrand B Prunet and Guillaume Lacroix and Eric E Meaudre},
  journal={Anaesthesia and intensive care},
  year={2011},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={
          209-16
        }
}
Tracheostomy is considered the airway management of choice for patients who require prolonged mechanical ventilation. The development of percutaneous techniques offers many advantages including the ability to perform the procedure in the intensive care unit. The aim of this study was to compare the controlled rotating dilation method (PercuTwist) and the Griggs' forceps dilational tracheostomy. Patients over 18 years of age undergoing tracheostomy in the intensive care unit were included in the… CONTINUE READING

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