PERFORMANCE OF TRACHEOSTOMY IN PATIENTS WITH COVID-19 INFECTION. ANALYSIS OF INTERNATIONAL DATA
On average, patients on mechanical ventilation undergo tracheostomy on days 7-10. However, in the case of COVID infection, there is a need to take into account the prognostic data of the patient's condition, as well as the increased risk of infection of medical personnel when performing any kind of surgery in this category of patients. According to various sources, patients with COVID infection underwent tracheostomy for an average of 14 days (range 9 to 21 days). According to a number of publications in the ICU infected with COVID-19, preference is given to open surgery. This fact is largely due to the large number of overweight patients, which makes it difficult to perform puncture-dilated tracheostomy (PDT).
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