Percutaneous translaryngeal versus surgical tracheostomy: A randomized trial with 1-yr double-blind follow-up.

@article{Antonelli2005PercutaneousTV,
  title={Percutaneous translaryngeal versus surgical tracheostomy: A randomized trial with 1-yr double-blind follow-up.},
  author={Massimo Antonelli and Vincenzo Michetti and Alessandra Di Palma and G iuseppe Conti and Mariano Alberto Pennisi and Andrea Arcangeli and Luca M. Montini and Maria Grazia Bocci and Giuseppe Lo Bello and Giovanni Almadori and G. Paludetti and Rodolfo Proietti},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={1015-20}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the outcomes and the short- and long-term complications of percutaneous translaryngeal tracheostomy (TLT) and surgical tracheostomy (ST). DESIGN Prospective, randomized clinical trial with 1-yr double-blind follow-up. SETTING A general intensive care unit of a university hospital. PATIENTS A total of 139 consecutive critically ill patients who required a tracheostomy between February 2001 and June 2002 were randomly assigned to receive either ST or TLT. RESULTS TLTs… CONTINUE READING
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