Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Intensive Care Med. 2002 Mar;28(3):299-303. Epub 2002 Feb 9.

A new simple method for percutaneous tracheostomy: controlled rotating dilation. A preliminary report.

Author information

  • 1Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Spedali Civili Brescia, Brescia, Italy.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To describe and introduce a new technique for percutaneous dilational tracheostomy.

DESIGN AND SETTING:

Open, observational clinical trial in patients requiring an elective tracheostomy in two intensive care units of university hospitals.

PATIENTS:

Fifty (25/25) consecutive patients requiring an elective tracheostomy above 18 years of age.

INTERVENTIONS:

Performance of a percutaneous dilational tracheostomy with a specially designed screw-type dilator, using a thread for the dilation procedure.

RESULTS:

In 50 consecutive patients the new device allowed a quick and safe dilation procedure without any serious bleeding complications or other relevant procedural-related side effects.

CONCLUSIONS:

The described new percutaneous dilational tracheostomy device (PercuTwist, RĂ¼sch, Kernen, Germany) represents a single-step method with a high degree of control during dilation. So far, it appears to be a safe, quickly performed procedure with a strikingly low incidence of even small bleeding complications, thus offering an interesting new alternative for the performance of a percutaneous tracheostomy.

PMID:
11904659
DOI:
10.1007/s00134-002-1218-5
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Springer
    Loading ...
    Support Center