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World J Emerg Surg. 2011 Nov 2;6:35. doi: 10.1186/1749-7922-6-35.

A technical modification for percutaneous tracheostomy: prospective case series study on one hundred patients.

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Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais and Risoleta Tolentino Neves Hospital, Brazil.


The purpose of this study is to describe a technical modification of percutaneous tracheostomy that combines principles of the Percu Twist™ and the Griggs-Portex® methods in a reusable kit. One hundred patients underwent the procedure. There were no false passage, tube misplacement, or deaths related to the procedure. There were two minor bleedings managed conservatively. The technical modification described in this study is safe and simple to execute.

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