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2011-01-28 13:10:24

Using a novel surgical approach, it's possible to rebuild the trachea and preserve a patient's voice after removing an invasive throat tumor, according to a new report from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. This case study is the first of its kind to not only document a successful technique to create a fully functional trachea, or windpipe, but also report a rare type of malignant tumor in an adult's trachea. Most commonly, this type of tumor is seen in newborns and very rarely occurs in the...

2010-05-19 09:56:11

Early tracheotomy in ICU patients on mechanical ventilation (MV) did not reduce mortality when compared to later tracheotomy in a study of cardiac surgery patients requiring prolonged ventilation in a Paris study. The findings were reported at the ATS 2010 International Conference in New Orleans. Early percutaneous tracheotomy (EPT) in patients requiring prolonged MV remains controversial, as recent studies suggested it might shorten MV duration and lower mortality, while others have not....

2010-04-21 07:40:12

Adult ICU patients who received tracheotomy 6 to 8 days vs. 13 to 15 days after mechanical ventilation did not have a significant reduction in the risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia, according to a study in the April 21 issue of JAMA. Tracheotomy is a surgical procedure that is performed to replace endotracheal intubation (procedure in which a tube is placed into the windpipe [trachea], through the mouth or the nose, for the purpose of ventilating the lungs) in patients who are expected...

2008-10-30 09:00:40

Cook Medical announced today the availability of the Ciaglia Blue Dolphin(TM) Balloon Percutaneous Tracheostomy Introducer, the first device for percutaneous dilational tracheostomy (PDT) procedures that combines balloon dilation and tracheal tube insertion into one step. PDT is an elective procedure generally performed on patients in the ICU who require long-term ventilation. PDT is accepted as a safe, cost-effective and reliable bedside procedure; however, patients are still at risk...

2006-01-15 14:19:06

By Michele Gershberg JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Doctors on Sunday performed a tracheotomy on comatose Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, a surgical procedure that could help eventually wean him off a respirator, a hospital statement said. The tracheotomy, an incision in the windpipe that forms a temporary or permanent opening, replaced a tube now lodged in the throat of the 77-year-old leader, who suffered a massive stroke on January 4. "The prime minister was returned to his room in...

2006-01-15 10:10:18

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Doctors plan to perform on Sunday a tracheotomy on Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, a surgical procedure that will help wean him off a respirator, a hospital statement said. The tracheotomy, an incision in the windpipe that forms a temporary or permanent opening, will replace a tube now lodged in the throat of the 77-year-old leader, who suffered a massive stroke on January 4. A tracheotomy is routinely performed on many stroke victims to reduce the risk of...


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Tracheal Intubation
2013-04-30 13:26:36

Tracheal intubation (commonly known as intubation) is the placement of a flexible plastic tube into the trachea in order to maintain an open airway or to serve as a conduit through which to administer oxygen or other drugs. It is commonly performed in emergency situations and critically ill or injured patients, but intubation is also used in patients who will be undergoing a lengthy surgery that requires them to be under anesthesia for a significant number of hours. In order to intubate,...

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