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Percutaneous Tracheostomy


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Percutaneous Tracheostomy


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).




Hashimoto, Daniel A., Andrea L. Axtell, and Hugh G. Auchincloss. 2020. "Percutaneous Tracheostomy." New England Journal of Medicine:e112.


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