Safety and efficiency of interventional pulmonologists performing percutaneous tracheostomy.


BACKGROUND The steady rise in the number of critically ill patients in the USA has led to an increase in the need for tracheostomies in patients requiring chronic ventilatory support. There is a matched need for experienced operators to safely and efficiently perform these procedures. OBJECTIVES We evaluated the effects on procedural outcomes and… (More)
DOI: 10.1159/000339321


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