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Percutaneous tracheostomy in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) includes the use of complete neuromuscular paralysis to minimize the cough reflex and involves periods of apnea when the ventilatory circuit is considered to be open. The procedure requires a highly specialized team that minimizes the number of personnel needed and the use of full personal protective equipment (PPE).
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Hashimoto, Daniel A., Andrea L. Axtell, and Hugh G. Auchincloss. 2020. "Percutaneous Tracheostomy." New England Journal of Medicine:e112.
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