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Objective The recognition of wound-related complications following pediatric tracheotomy is on the rise. These complications can have a significant impact on clinical course as well as on hospital healthcare costs to the tracheotomy dependent child and family
Methods A tracheotomy database was created in 2000 and reviewed for incidence of major and minor complications.
Setting Tertiary Care Pediatric Referral Center
Results We identified a post-tracheotomy complication rate of 19.9%, of which the most common complication was wound breakdown (65% of complications).
Conclusion Rate of post-tracheotomy wound-care complications is 12.9%. Wound description is subjective and prone to inter-observer variability. A wound classification scheme is proposed to promote consistent evaluation of these complications.
Dual Kidney Allocation Score: A Novel Algorithm Utilizing Expanded Donor Criteria for the Allocation of Dual Kidneys in Adults, Thomas Jefferson University, Poster
D'Souza, MD, Jill N.; McKee-Cole, MD, Katherine; Strang, MD, Abigail; Barth, MD, Patrick; Chidekel, MD, Aaron; and Shah, MD, Udayan, "Dual Kidney Allocation Score: A Novel Algorithm Utilizing Expanded Donor Criteria for the Allocation of Dual Kidneys in Adults" (2016). Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Posters. 1.