Death after percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy: a systematic review and analysis of risk factors

@inproceedings{Simon2013DeathAP,
  title={Death after percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy: a systematic review and analysis of risk factors},
  author={Marcel Simon and Maria Metschke and Stephan Braune and Klaus P{\"u}schel and Stefan rer. nat. Kluge},
  booktitle={Critical care},
  year={2013}
}
IntroductionSince the introduction and widespread acceptance of percutaneous techniques in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting, the number of critically ill patients undergoing tracheostomy has steadily increased. However, this procedure can be associated with major complications, including death. The purpose of this study is to estimate the incidence and analyze the causes of lethal complications due to percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT).MethodsWe analyzed cases of lethal outcome… CONTINUE READING
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