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L Marruecos-Sant, L Zapata-Fenor, E Manero-Caballero, P Vera-Artázcoz
OBJECTIVE: To review and compare the complications of percutaneous tracheotomy (TP) and cricothyroidotomy (CT) used to perform tracheal intubation in patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation. DESIGN: A prospective, observational study performed from October 2004 to October 2006, and follow-up of course until May 2007. SETTING: Intensive care service from a university-affiliated teaching hospital. PATIENTS: A total of 82 patients in which CT or TP were necessary...
April 2009: Medicina Intensiva
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