• WordNet 3.6
    • n tracheostomy a surgical operation that creates an opening into the trachea with a tube inserted to provide a passage for air; performed when the pharynx is obstructed by edema or cancer or other causes
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Covidien announced that it notified customers on July 18 about a voluntary global recall of certain lots of its Shiley reusable cannula , cuffed adult tracheostomy tubes, size 8.
Tracheoinnominate fistula is a rare complication of tracheostomy that is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality.
Presence of biofilm on adult tracheostomy tubes.
Safety of percutaneous dilational tracheostomy in coagulopathic patients.
Coviden Initiates Voluntary Recall of Certain Shileyâ„¢ Tracheostomy Tubes.
Coviden Initiates Voluntary Recall of Certain Shiley™ Tracheostomy Tubes.
The Dale® 240 Blue™ Tracheostomy Tube Holder has two secure fastener tabs which are easily threaded through the trach plate and adjust to limit move-ment of the tube and reduce the risk of accidental decannulation.
This Tracheostomy Tube Holder permits easy changing of the tube holder and trach dressings.
Formation of an airway foreign body during removal of a metal tracheostomy tube: A case report.
Tracheostomy tube changes are often performed in the clinic or at the bedside without complication.
Armed with a feeding tube for nutrition, a tracheostomy for breathing and a small army of nurses, every day I spar with this deadly illness.