Safety of pediatric bedside tracheostomy in the intensive care unit.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Elective bedside pediatric tracheostomies in the intensive care unit have not been widely reported. Unlike in the adult population, this is not yet considered a safe or routine procedure in the pediatric population. We performed a preliminary study suggesting that bedside pediatric tracheostomies can be done safely and at reduced cost. DESIGN… (More)

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