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Table 1 Complications

From: Safety of percutaneous tracheostomy in patients with stroke

Complication 1 group (68 patients) 2 group (65 patients) χ2
Life threating Death, Circulatory arrest, Pneumothorax, Pneumomediastinum 0 0  
Severe 6 (8.8%) 6 (9.2%) 0,007, p>0,05
  Desaturation 1 (1.5%) 1 (1.5%) 0,001, p>0,05
  Hypotension 4 (5.9%) 5 (7.7%) 0,173, p>0,05
  Damage to the posterior tracheal wall 0 0  
  Dislocation of the tube 1 (1.5%) 0 0,962, p>0,05
  Aspiration, Bleeding 0 0  
Mild Difficultiesin setting 1 (1.5%) 2 (3.1%) 0,389, p>0,05
  Subcutaneous emphysema 0 0