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Paediatr Respir Rev. 2006;7 Suppl 1:S206-9. Epub 2006 Jun 5.

Tracheostomy in children.

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Division of Respiratory Medicine, Montreal Children's Hospital, 2300 Tupper, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2H 1P3.

Abstract

Indications, timing, and interventions to the airway resulting in tracheostomy are poorly characterised. There are no promulgated standards of care for tracheostomy in children. This paper addresses the issues associated with decision for tracheostomy, the timing of the intervention, the care for the tracheostomy in both the acute and chronic phase and the necessities for care at home. The paper attempts to describe some of the apparent problems associated with tracheostomy and practical techniques for treatment of the inadvertent complications.

PMID:
16798567
DOI:
10.1016/j.prrv.2006.04.228
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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