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Outcome Evaluation of Patients Requiring Tracheostomy in an Intensive Care Unit in Trinidad

This article shows that tracheostomy should ideally be done within ten days following ICU admission when there is a clear need an indication for the procedure. Further delay may contribute adversely towards the ICU morbidity and mortality.


Objective: To evaluate the outcome of patients who have undergone a tracheostomy in a multidisciplinary intensive care unit (ICU) and to determine the difference between an early and late tracheostomy.

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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013
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