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

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173–8
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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.

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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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