The use of the laryngeal mask airway during guidewire dilating forceps tracheostomy.

@article{Cattano2006TheUO,
  title={The use of the laryngeal mask airway during guidewire dilating forceps tracheostomy.},
  author={Davide Cattano and Steven Abramson and Stefano Buzzigoli and Candido Zoppi and Ettore Melai and Francesco Giunta and Carin A. Hagberg},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2006},
  volume={103 2},
  pages={453-7, table of contents}
}
Percutaneous tracheostomy has become a common alternative to the classical open tracheostomy because of its convenience, cost effectiveness, and decreased complication rates. We retrospectively reviewed our intensive care practice using a guidewire dilatating forceps percutaneous tracheostomy technique with an endotracheal tube, as compared with the Classic Laryngeal Mask Airway (LMA) for these procedures. From 1998 to 2004, 274 patients underwent a tracheostomy procedure. Two-hundred-fifty… CONTINUE READING

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