Tracheostomy placement in infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia: Safety and outcomes

Pediatric Pulmonology, 05/25/2012

The high survival rate in these patients with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and the decreased respiratory support after placement of a tracheostomy suggests that high ventilatory pressures should not be a deterrent for placement of a tracheostomy.

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