Transtracheal oxygen therapy.

@article{Christopher2011TranstrachealOT,
  title={Transtracheal oxygen therapy.},
  author={Kent L. Christopher and Michael David Schwartz},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2011},
  volume={139 2},
  pages={435-440}
}
Transtracheal oxygen therapy (TTO) has been used for long-term oxygen therapy for nearly 30 years. Numerous investigators have explored the potential benefits of TTO. Those results are reviewed in this article. TTO is best viewed not as a catheter but as a program for care. This article discusses patient selection for TTO. Publications evaluating complications are reviewed. In the past, a modified Seldinger technique (MST) was used for the creation of the tracheocutaneous fistula. The rather… CONTINUE READING

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