Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy in the neurosurgical intensive care unit: First clinical experiences with the Ciaglia Blue Dolphin technique

Andrea Finis, Volker Martin Tronnier & Jan Gliemroth
Objective: Tracheostomy continues to be a standard procedure in the management of patients receiving long-term mechanical ventilation to prevent the complications associated with prolonged translaryngeal intubation. The minimally invasive percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) is an alternative[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]