Laryngotracheal stenosis in critically ill patients.

Abstract

CONCLUSIONS Prolonged artificial pulmonary ventilation by tracheostomy tube (>30 days) doubled the risk of stenosis (relative risk, RR = 2.04, p = 0.002). Critically ill patients with repeated tracheotomies were more than six times likely to experience stenosis (RR = 6.44, p< 0.001) than other critically ill patients. OBJECTIVE In this retrospective study… (More)
DOI: 10.3109/00016489.2010.504737

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