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Table 1 Clinical and procedural data

From: Realtime ultrasound guided percutaneous tracheostomy in emergency setting: the glass ceiling has been broken

Variable Result
Age 32 (18–47)
Sex (male) 12
Patient details  
Maxillofacial injury 8
Head injury 5
Burns 2
Acute myocardial infarction 1
Oxygen saturation (before procedure) 86% (83–89)%
Oxygen saturation (after procedure)8 98% (95–99)%
Glasgow coma score 8.4 (6–11)
Injury severity score 26.76 (16.43–29.37)
Length of operation time (min) 3.6 (3.4–4.6)
Decanulation 10
Complications Nil