Bedside Tracheotomy Feasible for Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2020 -- Bedside open tracheotomy seems safe for critically ill patients with COVID-19, according to a study published online Oct. 8 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head&Neck Surgery. Francesc Xavier Avilés-Jurado, M.D., Ph.D.,...
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Background: During the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, tracheotomy under emergency situation is considered a high-risk procedure that causes probable expose to aerosolized secretion.Summary: We reviewed our case and previous reports, and summarized a detailed protocol that is needed to protect medical staffs who perform tracheotomy under the COVID-19 pandemic, considering the patient ’s condition, experience of medical staff members, and available facilities and equipment.Key Messages: For efficient protection of medical staff who perform tracheotomy under the COVID-19 pandemic period, we suggest that the following nee...
Source: ORL - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
(JAMA Network) The complications, safety and timing of tracheotomy performed for critically ill patients with COVID-19 is assessed in this observational study.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Abstract The surge in critically ill patients requiring mechanical ventilation fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic has strained healthcare systems globally. With the increasing need for critical care resources, tracheostomy can facilitate weaning from mechanical ventilation and potentially increase availability of critical care resources. In this case series of three patients, we describe our technique for performing bedside percutaneous tracheostomy on patients with persistently positive SARS-CoV-2 real time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). We hope to provide proceduralists with a specific method for percutaneous ...
Source: Respiratory Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Respir Med Case Rep Source Type: research
Conditions:   Tracheostomy Complication;   Covid19;   Ventilator Lung Intervention:   Procedure: Tracheostomy Sponsor:   University College, London Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Publication date: Available online 28 September 2020Source: Respiratory Medicine Case ReportsAuthor(s): Sisir Akkineni, Brian Cody Adkinson, Sixto Arias
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion The use of PPE (N95 or powered air-purifying respirator [PAPR]) during procedures should be mandatory. Patients should be evaluated about their COVID-19 status before hospital admission. Cancer should be treated. Tracheostomy tube cuff should be inflated inside the tracheal incision. All COVID-19 precautions should be kept until there is a validated antiviral treatment or an available vaccine. [...] Thieme Revinter Publicações Ltda Rio de Janeiro, BrazilArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text
Source: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Systematic Review Source Type: research
Up to June 2020, 232 patients were admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICU) at King ’s College Hospital (KCH), London due to COVID-19. Our Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit received 51 referrals for surgical tracheostomies. With 96231 admissions to ICU nationally, there was a shortage of the commonly used Tracoe® twist tracheostomy tubes (Tracoe Medical, GmbH) with inner and o uter cannulas and a subglottic suctioning port.
Source: The British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Technical note Source Type: research
AbstractAt this moment the world is fighting with COVID-19 pandemic. Because of increasing number of critical cases, the ICU admissions are also increasing and overwhelming the hospital. These group of patients often required Tracheostomy for proper management and ventilation. As Surgeons we often required to examine and perform procedures in head and neck patients and are in high risk of exposure to aerosol and droplet contamination. We did a literature search for research regarding tracheostomy and its post procedure care during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In this review various international guidelines and sources we...
Source: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
PMID: 32940347 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research
PMID: 32925315 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Anesthesia and Analgesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Anesth Analg Source Type: research
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