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Dr. James Sidman
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Tracheostomy (Definition)

A tracheostomy is a surgical procedure to create an alternate airway by making an opening ...Read more


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Is dr any use of usin tracheostomy if d person is unconscious for 7 dys on ventilatn n has anoxal injury? Help

Is dr any use of usin tracheostomy if d person is unconscious for 7 dys on ventilatn n has anoxal injury? Help

Yes: Anoxic or hypoxic brain injury may lead to prolongued mechanical ventillatory support. Usually patients in that situation require a tracheostomy and a percutaneous gastrostomy tube.The tracheostomy tybe is shorter than the oro or nasotracheal tube, therefore less work of breathing, and it does not erode the vocal cords if the person is expected to ever talk again. ...Read more

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Is the tracheostomy a risky thing to do?

Is the tracheostomy a risky thing to do?

Depends on airway: If securing the airway is difficult, due to mass or severe airway alteration, then it can be quite dangerous and need to be done emergently or without general anesthesia. If already intubated or with straightforward anatomy, shouldn't be a problem. Surgical risks include bleeding, infection, damage to neck structures. ...Read more

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Can a tracheostomy make it difficult to eat?

Can a tracheostomy make it difficult to eat?

Yes.: The trach tube with it's ties around the neck can keep the voicebox from bobbing up and down during swallowing and make it difficult to swallow normally. Most people get over this sensation over time. Make sure the trach ties are not too tight. ...Read more

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Explain to me the procedure of a tracheostomy?

Hole in trachea: This is a surgical procedure where an opening is made in the front of the neck into the trachea to make it easier and safer to help a patient breathe using a ventilator (breathing machine). Often, this comes after the patient has used a tube going in the mouth and into the trachea. A tracheostomy tube avoids the vocal cords and the easy-to-damage area below them, and so is safer long-term. ...Read more

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Can I take oral tablets if I have a tracheostomy?

Yes.: Tracheostomy will not affect your ability to swallow solid foods after a few days from the surgery. ...Read more

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What do you have to do to take care of a tracheostomy?

What do you have to do to take care of a tracheostomy?

Keep it clean: Keep the area where the tube meets the skin clean, at times suctioning may be needed. Have the tube changed every 4 to 6 weeks. Watch for signs of infection. ...Read more

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What are the possible complications of living with a tracheostomy?

Many: The tracheostomy can have many problems, they can fall out, have granulumos, get infected, erode the airway cartilage, etc. But, if cared for appropriately by the patient and placed appropriately by the surgeon, they are very easy to handle. If one needs one they shouldnt let the potential problems dissuade them. They are live saving. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a crycothyrotomy and a tracheostomy?

Which part opened: to create air way. In emergency air way is created quickly by opening between thyroid and cricoid cartilages but in they tracheotomy area is dissected opening is made below second tracheal cartilage , takes more time need more skills but safe from developing tracheal stenosis. ...Read more