• Factors Impacting Physician Recommendation for Tracheostomy Placement in Pediatric Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation: A Cross-Sectional Survey on Stated Practice*

    1 month ago - By Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    Objectives:
    To characterize the stated practices of qualified Canadian physicians toward tracheostomy for pediatric prolonged mechanical ventilation and whether subspecialty and comorbid conditions impact attitudes toward tracheostomy.
    Design:
    Cross sectional web-based survey.
    Subjects:
    Pediatric intensivists, neonatologists, respirologists, and otolaryngology-head and neck surgeons practicing at 16 tertiary academic Canadian pediatric hospitals.
    Interventions:
    Respondents answered a survey based on three cases (Case 1: neonate with bronchopulmonary dysplasia; Cases 2 and 3: children 1 and...
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