Combined use of mask CPAP and minitracheotomy as an alternative to endotracheal intubation - Preliminary observation

G. Iapichino, V. Gavazzeni, D. Mascheroni, G. Bordone, M. Solca

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Abstract

We describe the combined use of mask CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) and minitracheotomy as an alternative to conventional endotracheal intubation in 3 patients requiring CPAP, secretion removal and diagnostic procedures such as bronchoalveolar lavage and bronchial cultures. These requirements were fulfilled with the combined technique approach, thus preserving glottic function and avoiding the disadvantages of endotracheal intubation or trachectomy. This approach seems particularly suitable in the treatment of immunocompromised patients because of its reduced invasiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-59
Number of pages3
JournalIntensive Care Medicine
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1991

Keywords

  • Mask CPAP
  • Minitracheotomy
  • Respiratory failure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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