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Indian Pediatrics

, Volume 55, Issue 12, pp 1091–1092 | Cite as

A Single Center Experience of Pediatric Tracheostomy

  • Pradeep Kumar SharmaEmail author
  • Nikhil Vinayak
Research Letter
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Abstract

The feasibility and safety of pediatric tracheostomy care at home by parents is challenging. Many physicians are not confident of sending tracheostomized children home. We describe our experience with 12 children who underwent tracheostomy and were sent home. Nine children were successfully decannulated. With proper training of parents, the outcome of home tracheostomy seems good.

Keywords

Domiciliary care Outcome Tracheobronchomalacia 

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© Indian Academy of Pediatrics 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pediatric Critical Care and PulmonologySri Balaji Action Medical InstituteNew DelhiIndia

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