Tracheobronchial haemorrhage in patients with neuromuscular disorders

Francesca G. Iodice, Marco Salzano, Marcello Marri, Stefania Gragnoli, Aldo Lauri

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Abstract

Study objectives: Evaluation of different types of tracheostomy tubes in patients with neuromuscular disorders. Design: Review of past charts of 49 patients with DMD. Setting: Intensive care unit of Children's Hospital-Bambino Gesù Rome-Palidoro, Italy Conclusions: Our findings favour the use of flexible tracheostomy tubes in reducing the risk of developing tracheal haemorrhages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1613-1615
Number of pages3
JournalRespiratory Medicine
Volume99
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005

Keywords

  • Bleeding
  • Flexible tracheostomy tubes
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Tracheobronchomalacia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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