Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomies in a newly established trauma center: A report from Qatar

A. Parchani, R. Peralta, A. El-Menyar, M. Tuma, A. Zarour, S. Kumar, H. Abdulrahman, Y. AbdulRahman, H. Al-Thani, Rifat - Latifi

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Abstract

Background: Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) is a routine surgical procedure for critically ill patients who require prolonged ventilatory support. Methods: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all PDTs performed at the adult Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU) of Hamad Medical Corporation in Doha, Qatar, from January 2009 through September 2012. For all adult patients, we analyzed the demographic characteristics, mean ventilator time before the procedure, injury severity score (ISS), complications, and outcomes. Results: Of the 1,442 trauma patients admitted to the adult TICU during our study period, 124 (8.5 %) underwent PDT using the Ciaglia Blue Rhino technique. The vast majority were male (94.3 %). The mean age was 35 ± 15.6 years; mean ventilator time before the procedure, 12 ± 3 days; and mean ISS, 24.2 ± 9.3. More than half of patients had head injury (56 %), followed by chest and abdomen (26 %) and cervical spine injuries (18 %). Early complications included difficult tube placement (0.8 %), hypoxemia (0.8 %), minor bleeding (1.6 %), and hypotension (0.8 %), but the vast majority (93 %) of patients had no complications. The procedure-related mortality rate was 0 %. Conclusion: PDT is safe and can be performed with minimal complications even in a newly established trauma center.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)507-510
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery
Volume39
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2013

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Qatar
Trauma Centers
Tracheostomy
Injury Severity Score
Wounds and Injuries
Mechanical Ventilators
Intensive Care Units
Craniocerebral Trauma
Critical Illness
Abdomen
Hypotension
Spine
Cohort Studies
Thorax
Retrospective Studies
Demography
Hemorrhage
Mortality

Keywords

  • Complications
  • Intensive care unit
  • Tracheostomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine

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Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomies in a newly established trauma center : A report from Qatar. / Parchani, A.; Peralta, R.; El-Menyar, A.; Tuma, M.; Zarour, A.; Kumar, S.; Abdulrahman, H.; AbdulRahman, Y.; Al-Thani, H.; Latifi, Rifat -.

In: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, Vol. 39, No. 5, 10.2013, p. 507-510.

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Parchani, A, Peralta, R, El-Menyar, A, Tuma, M, Zarour, A, Kumar, S, Abdulrahman, H, AbdulRahman, Y, Al-Thani, H & Latifi, R 2013, 'Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomies in a newly established trauma center: A report from Qatar', European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, vol. 39, no. 5, pp. 507-510. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00068-013-0299-x
Parchani, A. ; Peralta, R. ; El-Menyar, A. ; Tuma, M. ; Zarour, A. ; Kumar, S. ; Abdulrahman, H. ; AbdulRahman, Y. ; Al-Thani, H. ; Latifi, Rifat -. / Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomies in a newly established trauma center : A report from Qatar. In: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery. 2013 ; Vol. 39, No. 5. pp. 507-510.
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