Outcome of patients requiring tracheostomy in a pediatric intensive care unit.

  • Da Silva P
  • Waisberg J
  • Paulo C
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Abstract

Although tracheostomy is a commonly performed procedure, there is a lack of studies in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) setting that describe its association with patient outcome and especially hospital mortality. Our goal was to evaluate the outcome of patients receiving a tracheostomy, while on mechanical ventilation (MV), in a PICU.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Hospital Mortality
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Intensive Care Units, Pediatric
  • Length of Stay
  • Male
  • Respiration, Artificial
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Time Factors
  • Tracheostomy
  • Treatment Outcome

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Authors

  • Paulo Sérgio Lucas Da Silva

  • Jaques Waisberg

  • Chiu Seing Tsok Paulo

  • Fernando Colugnati

  • Lourdes Conceição Martins

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