Percutaneous Tracheostomy in Critically Ill Patients

  • Giuseppe Servillo
  • Paolo Pelosi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. M. G. Valerio, P. Pelosi
    Pages 5-16
  3. Andrea Cortegiani, Vincenzo Russotto, Cesare Gregoretti
    Pages 17-28
  4. G. Dell’Aversana Orabona, M. Iannuzzi, L. Califano
    Pages 29-35
  5. E. De Robertis, F. Cirillo, G. M. Romano, G. Servillo
    Pages 43-49
  6. Luca Cabrini, Margherita Pintaudi, Dario Winterton, Giovanni Landoni, Alberto Zangrillo
    Pages 67-78
  7. S. Schmitz, M. Hamoir
    Pages 91-96
  8. E. Arditi, G. Russo, P. Pelosi
    Pages 97-110
  9. M. Vargas, A. Perrone, G. Servillo
    Pages 111-118
  10. A. Negro, M. Greco, L. Cabrini
    Pages 119-130
  11. Giuseppe Bello, Francesca Di Muzio, Massimo Antonelli
    Pages 131-147
  12. M. Vargas, A. Marra, G. Servillo, P. Pelosi
    Pages 149-154
  13. A. Marra, M. Danzi, M. Vargas, G. Servillo
    Pages 155-159

About this book


This book provides an up-to-date and comprehensive overview on percutaneous tracheostomy (PT) in critically ill patients. The various PT techniques that may be employed in the intensive care unit are fully described, with discussion of the available tracheostomy tubes and selection criteria and with clear evaluation of the risks and benefits of each procedure. A further individual chapter is devoted to the methods of airway management that may be used during PT. Detailed attention is also paid to medical and nursing management inside and outside hospital, to quality of life issues in tracheostomized patients, and to the problem of informed consent. The book concludes by addressing the need for standard guidelines. Percutaneous Tracheostomy in Critically Ill Patients will be an excellent source of information and guidance for novice and more experienced physicians working in intensive care units, operating rooms, and emergency departments as well as for those responsible for patient aftercare.



Airway devices Airway management Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy Quality of life Shared approach Ultrasound-guided tracheostomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Giuseppe Servillo
    • 1
  • Paolo Pelosi
    • 2
  1. 1.Neurosc, Reprod, Odontostomatol ScUniversity of Naples “Federico II”NaplesItaly
  2. 2.Surgical Sc and Integrated DiagnosticsAOU IRCCS San Martino- IST University of GenoaGenoaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22299-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22300-1
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