Percutaneous or surgical tracheostomy: a meta-analysis.

  title={Percutaneous or surgical tracheostomy: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Pavel Dulguerov and Christian Gysin and Thomas Perneger and Jean Claude Chevrolet},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  volume={27 8},
OBJECTIVE To compare percutaneous with surgical tracheostomy using a meta-analysis of studies published from 1960 to 1996. DATA SOURCES Publications obtained through a MEDLINE database search with a Boolean combination (tracheostomy or tracheotomy) and complications, with constraints for human studies and English language. STUDY SELECTION Publications addressing all peri- and postoperative complications. Studies limited to specific tracheostomy complications or containing insufficient… CONTINUE READING
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