What is Tracheotomy?

Tracheotomy is an emergency surgical procedure where an opening is made on the trachea (windpipe) through an incision made on the front of the neck.

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I need a 2nd opinion for my wifes condition.

She has COPD and is using an O2 concentrator at home set for 4 liters per minute. Her O2 levels as...

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She will not be able to maintain on a breathing mask.

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Hi Doctor,
A patient (Male, 59 years, approx.72 kgs) suffered multiple injuries during a train accident.
1. 7 Ribs fracture (5 left, 2 right)

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I've been diagnosed with sleep apnea. I believe my condition (although not proven yet by a professional) is due to smoking for many years. If this...

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1. Smoking produces an inflammation of the airways. Inflammation? Reddening. That's all. No...

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