Effect of technique and timing of tracheostomy in patients with acute traumatic spinal cord injury undergoing mechanical ventilation
PMC3066483 : Patients with acute cervical SCI frequently need prolonged mechanical ventilation (MV) due to paresis or paralysis of the respiratory muscles, worsening pulmonary vital capacity and severe impairment of peak cough flow, which is ineffective to clear tracheobronchial secretions.
Percutaneous tracheostomy: comparison of Ciaglia and Griggs techniques
PMC137251 : Endoscopic percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy is at least as safe as standard open tracheostomy in the operating room (OR). Recently, a single dilator was introduced to accomplish dilatation of the tracheal aperture in one step, thus obviating the need formultiple graduated dilators
A technical modification for percutaneous tracheostomy: prospective case series study on one hundred patients
PMC3216842 : The purpose of this study is to describe a technical modification of percutaneous tracheostomy that combines principles of the Percu Twist™ and the Griggs-Portex® methods in a reusable kit.
WORLD JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY SURGERY
PMC2769112 : Tracheostomy is a common surgical procedure, and is increasingly performed in the intensive care unit (ICU) as opposed to the operating room. Procedural knowledge is essential and is therefore outlined in this review.
PMC3889687 : Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Johns Hopkins University.
A 20-year-old man presented with 90% total body surface area third-degree burns from a gasoline fire in his basement
A rare case of fatal haemorrhage after tracheostomy
PMC2173194 : Tracheo-arterial fistula after tracheostomy causing massive haemorrhage is fortunately rare, but can be serious and often fatal. Brachiocephalic trunk is commonly at risk of erosion because of its close relation with the trachea. Factors responsible for fistula are pressure from tube rubbing on the trachea and adjacent vessel, infection, malignant neoplastic invasion of a vessel near the trachea and low tracheostomy.
Intensive care unit tracheostomy: a snapshot of UK practice
PMC2583967 : Tracheostomy is a common procedure in intensive care patient management. The aim of this study was to capture the practice of tracheostomy in Intensive Care Units in the United Kingdom. A postal survey was sent to the lead clinicians of 228 general intensive care units (ICUs) throughout the United Kingdom excluding specialist units.
PMC3510276 : For decades, the standard technique for tracheostomy was the open, surgical technique. However, during the past 20 years, the use of percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy has been increased and shown to be a feasible and safe procedure in critically ill patients. The purpose of this report is to review the percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy technique, describe the role of bronchoscopy as guidance for the procedure, and identify the available evidences comparing percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy to surgical tracheostomy.
Laryngocele: a rare complication of surgical tracheostomy
PMC1676021 : A laryngocele is usually a cystic dilatation of the laryngeal saccule. The etiology behind its occurrence is still unclear, but congenital and acquired factors have been implicated inits development.