Indications for tracheotomy in the pediatric intensive care unit population: a pilot study.

@article{Lee2002IndicationsFT,
  title={Indications for tracheotomy in the pediatric intensive care unit population: a pilot study.},
  author={Walter T. Lee and Peter Koltai and Andrew Marc Harrison and Elumalai Appachi and Demetrios Bourdakos and Steve Davis and Kathryn L. Weise and Michael McHugh and Jason T. Connor},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={128 11},
  pages={
          1249-52
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To define the indications for tracheotomy in patients requiring prolonged intubation (>1 week) in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). DESIGN Retrospective chart review and follow-up telephone survey. SETTING A tertiary care center PICU. OUTCOME MEASURE Tracheotomy or extubation. PATIENTS All patients older than 30 days in the PICU intubated for longer than 1 week between 1997 and 1999. RESULTS During the study, 63 total admissions required intubation for longer than 1… CONTINUE READING

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