SESSION TITLE: Mechanical Ventilation & Respiratory Failure I
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: The Ciaglia percutaneous tracheostomy method has been in use since its inception in 1985, and percutaneous approaches to tracheostomies have become increasingly favored over surgical modalities because of risk of maceration, infection, prevention of routine maintenance, and skin irritation. This study investigates the effect of foregoing sutures on post-procedural complications of percutaneous tracheostomies.