Endoscopic guided percutaneous tracheostomy: early results of a consecutive trial.

@article{Marelli1990EndoscopicGP,
  title={Endoscopic guided percutaneous tracheostomy: early results of a consecutive trial.},
  author={Dominique Marelli and Audrey Paul and Spiros Manolidis and Geraldine Walsh and Jonah N K Odim and Thomas A. Burdon and Hani Shennib and K-H. Vestweber and David Fleiszer and David S. Mulder},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1990},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={433-5}
}
Percutaneous tracheostomy is increasingly being used for patients needing prolonged ventilatory support. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of widespread application of endoscopic guided percutaneous tracheostomy. Sixty-one consecutive ICU patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation underwent bedside endoscopic guided percutaneous tracheostomy. Using a modified Ciaglia technique, a #6-10 tracheostomy tube was introduced between the second and third tracheal rings… CONTINUE READING