Impact of Antibiotic Therapy during Bedside Percutaneous Tracheotomy procedure in an Intensive Care Academic Article uri icon


  • Introduction: Percutaneous bedside tracheostomy (PBT) is a frequently done procedure in the intensive care unit (ICU). The rate of infectious complications and efficacy of perioperative therapy in reducing infections after PBT is currently unknown. Methods: All demographic, clinical and microbiologic data was retrospectively collected from 110 cases of PBT performed in our ICU from 2006 to 2012. Of these patients, 82 patients received perioperative antibiotic therapy (Group 1,

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  • January 1, 2017