The role of early tracheostomy in blunt, multiple organ trauma.

@article{Lesnik1992TheRO,
  title={The role of early tracheostomy in blunt, multiple organ trauma.},
  author={I K Lesnik and William D. Rappaport and J W Fulginiti and Donald B. Witzke},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={1992},
  volume={58 6},
  pages={
          346-9
        }
}
During a 9-year period, 101 patients sustaining blunt, multiple organ injury underwent tracheostomy. Group I consisted of 32 patients who underwent tracheostomy within the first 4 days of injury (early tracheostomy) and Group II comprised 69 patients who underwent tracheostomy more than 4 days after surgery (late tracheostomy). There was no statistical difference between the two groups in terms of age, Injury Severity Score, Glasgow Coma Score, and associated injuries. The mean time of… CONTINUE READING
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