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A small tube that can be inserted into a body cavity, duct, or vessel.



a hollow tube with a blunt end designed for intro-ducing into the human (or animal) body drugs or X-ray contrastmedia, restoring the patency of the respiratory tract, or with-drawing fluids from the body cavities. It is also used for anatomi-cal, pathologicoanatomic, and laboratory studies. Cannulas aremade of metal, glass, or plastic.

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This case illustrates the importance of removing nonresorbable stay sutures at the time of decannulation.
Revised respiratory data-collection efforts to more accurately measure wean rates and unplanned tracheostomy tube decannulations, and respond to any trends or concerns.
Tracheal decannulation was achieved within 14 days of her transfer from intensive care.
In addition, data on patient age, sex, Injury Severity Score (ISS), Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score, mechanism of injury, indication for cricothyroidotomy, days until decannulation or conversion to tracheostomy, complications, length of stay, and disposition were collected for each patient in the series.
Over the next 2 years, the patient followed an aggressive weight loss plan with close pulmonary follow-up in order to work toward decannulation.
The patient developed respiratory distress and stridor which was worse lying supine, six hours after decannulation.
The RU is for the liberation of patients from mechanical ventilation using multidisciplinary guidelines for weaning, downsizing of trach tubes for speech and oral feeding, and trach tube decannulation.
Granulation formation can also delay decannulation.
Case 3 had a tracheostomy, which was inserted on the first day of life and MD was performed to allow for earlier tracheostomy decannulation.
Although it subsided significantly over a 2-week period, there was still sufficient tissue present to impede decannulation.
Following the release of the aortic cross clamp, the patient was weaned successfully from bypass with decannulation and purse-string suture repair of the individual cavae.