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TitleSafe tracheostomy for patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome
 
AuthorsWei, WI1
Tuen, HH
Ng, RWM
Lam, LK
 
Issue Date2003
 
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.laryngoscope.com/
 
CitationLaryngoscope, 2003, v. 113 n. 10, p. 1777-1779 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00005537-200310000-00022
 
AbstractObjectives/Hypothesis: Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) caused by coronavirus has become an epidemic affecting many regions worldwide. Fourteen percent to 20% of patients require endotracheal intubation and ventilator support. Some of these patients may require tracheostomy subsequently. This procedure, when performed without protection, may lead to infection of the medical and nursing staff taking care of the patient. Study Design: Based on clinical information of three patients. Methods: The authors carried out an emergency tracheostomy and changed the tracheostomy tube for one patient and performed elective tracheostomy in another two patients. Results: No medical or nursing staff member was infected after carrying out the procedure while taking all the precautions and wearing the appropriate protective apparel. Conclusion: The authors have prepared guidelines for performing a safe tracheostomy under both elective and emergency conditions. Surgeons who might be involved in performing the tracheostomy should become familiar with these guidelines and the appropriate protective apparel.
 
ISSN0023-852X
2013 Impact Factor: 2.032
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.997
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00005537-200310000-00022
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000185871500020
 
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dc.description.abstractObjectives/Hypothesis: Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) caused by coronavirus has become an epidemic affecting many regions worldwide. Fourteen percent to 20% of patients require endotracheal intubation and ventilator support. Some of these patients may require tracheostomy subsequently. This procedure, when performed without protection, may lead to infection of the medical and nursing staff taking care of the patient. Study Design: Based on clinical information of three patients. Methods: The authors carried out an emergency tracheostomy and changed the tracheostomy tube for one patient and performed elective tracheostomy in another two patients. Results: No medical or nursing staff member was infected after carrying out the procedure while taking all the precautions and wearing the appropriate protective apparel. Conclusion: The authors have prepared guidelines for performing a safe tracheostomy under both elective and emergency conditions. Surgeons who might be involved in performing the tracheostomy should become familiar with these guidelines and the appropriate protective apparel.
 
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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00005537-200310000-00022
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong