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From: Comparison of two percutaneous tracheostomy techniques

Age (years) APACHE II Day of performing PT ICU stay (days) Duration of PT (minutes) Complication rate
DFT MDT DFT MDT DFT MDT DFT MDT DFT MDT DFT MDT
52 ± 20.2 46.6 ± 21.8 14.8 ± 7.6 13.1 ± 5 10.9 ± 6.4 8.5 ± 6.8 45.4 ± 30.8 39.6 ± 24.1 4.5 ± 2.5 7.2 ± 3.5 12% 10.3%
P = 0.16 P = 0.15 P = 0.08 P = 0.20 P = 0.001