Tracheostomy in infants with RS is associated with inordinately high rates of mortality, morbidity, and long-term tracheostomy dependence, particularly in patients with syndromic RS and in those with high maximum carbon dioxide levels before tracheostomy.
The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology
Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, George Washington School of Medicine Washington, DC, USA.
Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2012 Jan;121(1):44-50
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