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COVID Journal Club - April 9th, 2020





The focus of this journal club will be on COVID + tracheostomies. At Houston Methodist Hospital, we are getting inquiries about doing trachs on the MICU COVID + patients who have recovered from their pneumonia but can’t get weaned from the vent. Many question have arisen, such as:

  • What precautions do we need to take in the COVID positive patient?
  • What about the timing?
  • Is percutaneous safer than open during the COVID crisis?
  • Can we wait 3-4 weeks?
  • What are the complications?
  • What are the predictors of posterior glottic stenosis?

We will give an update as to our preparations of taking care of these patients, summarize pertinent articles related to this subject and have an open forum discussion.