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Factors of Kornblith et al Conveying High Risk for a Patient Undergoing Bedside Percutaneous Tracheostomy in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit

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Kornblith et al identified patients in the surgical intensive care unit (SICU) who are at increased risk when undergoing a bedside percutaneous tracheostomy. This form of tracheostomy is relatively safe even when several risk factors are present. The authors are from Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado in Denver.

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