Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2022 Jun 4. Epub 2022 Jun 4.
Otolaryngology, Audiology and Phoniatric Operative UnitDepartment of Surgical, Medical and Molecular Pathology and Critical Care MedicineAzienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana (AOUP), University of Pisa, Via Paradisa, 2, 56124, Pisa, Italy.
Purpose: The COVID-19 outbreak has led to an increasing number of acute laryngotracheal complications in patients subjected to prolonged mechanical ventilation, but their incidence in the short and mid-term after ICU discharge is still unknown. The main objective of this study is to evaluate the incidence of these complications in a COVID-19 group of patients and to compare these aspects with non-COVID-19 matched controls.
Methods: In this cohort study, we retrospectively selected patients from November 1 to December 31, 2020, according to specific inclusion and exclusion criteria. Read More