Weaning from ventilator after cardiac operation using the Ciaglia percutaneous tracheostomy.

@article{Gatti2004WeaningFV,
  title={Weaning from ventilator after cardiac operation using the Ciaglia percutaneous tracheostomy.},
  author={Giuseppe Gatti and Gabriele Cardu and Corrado Bentini and Pasqua Pacilli and Peppino Pugliese},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={541-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the predictors of weaning from mechanical ventilation after cardiac operation with the Ciaglia percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) in our preliminary experience in the use of this technique. METHODS We prospectively analysed 33 consecutive patients (mean age 70.9+/-12.7 years) who underwent PDT in our intensive care unit after cardiac operation. The investigation involved preoperative and postoperative clinical status, operative procedure, indication and timing… CONTINUE READING
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