Hi, my dear airway enthusiastic friends.
A lot of papers run into my head to be selected for “article of the month”.
I finally decided to present you this one:
Tracheostomy in the COVID-19 era: global and multidisciplinary guidance
Three reasons directed me to this choice
- The interest of the topic in this COVID-19 pandemic. There have been published a lot of papers on tracheostomy in the COVID-19 patient by several scientific societies and working groups coming from different medical disciplines, mainly Head and Neck surgery, Critical Care, and Anaesthesiology. This paper tries to summarize all opinions.
- The multidiscipline and international composition of the group of authors (30), most of them known experts on the topic, coming from (in alphabetical order) Australia, China, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, UK and USA
-The accurate update of the paper (24 references from a total of 45 were published in 2020 and 2 more papers were “in press”)
There is an excellent summary of recommendations about patient selection, timing of tracheostomy, performance and management after procedure
I hope you enjoy this paper.