Bedside percutaneous tracheostomy in critically ill patients.


Bedside percutaneous dilational tracheostomy was performed by critical care attending physicians or supervised pulmonary and critical care fellows on 100 patients in the ICU at Cook County Hospital, Chicago, over a 3-year period. A needle is inserted in the first or second tracheal interspace followed by a guidewire. The tract is enlarged with a series of… (More)


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