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Use of ultrasound guidance to improve the safety of percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy: a literature review

Overview of attention for article published in Critical Care, December 2015
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)

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Title
Use of ultrasound guidance to improve the safety of percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy: a literature review
Published in
Critical Care, December 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13054-015-0942-5
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Authors

Mariam Alansari, Hadil Alotair, Zohair Al Aseri, Mohammed A Elhoseny

Abstract

Patients in ICUs frequently require tracheostomy for long-term ventilator support, and the percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) method is preferred over surgical tracheostomy. The use of ultrasound (US) imaging to guide ICU procedures and interventions has recently emerged as a simple and noninvasive tool. The current evidence regarding the applications of US in PDT is encouraging; however, the exact role of US-guided dilatational tracheostomy (US-PDT) remains poorly defined. In this review, we describe the best available evidence concerning the safety and efficacy of US-PDT and briefly delineate the general principles of US image generation for the airway and of US-PDT procedures.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
Czechia 1 1%
Unknown 78 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 17 21%
Student > Postgraduate 12 15%
Researcher 9 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 8 10%
Student > Master 7 9%
Other 18 23%
Unknown 9 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 52 65%
Engineering 4 5%
Neuroscience 3 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 3%
Other 4 5%
Unknown 13 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 35. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 September 2016.
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#867,903
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Outputs from Critical Care
#732
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#12,501
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Outputs of similar age from Critical Care
#1
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