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Mortality prevalency of trauma patients with COVID-19 infection who underwent tracheostomy at dr. Soetomo General Hospital in 2022 – 2023

  • Lahuda Adjinegoro ,
  • Maryono Dwi Wibowo ,


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Introduction: A tracheostomy procedure may be necessary to speed up the weaning process because of the high prevalence of endotracheal extubation and ventilator weaning failure during the COVID-19 pandemic. In trauma patients, severe respiratory failure, upper airway blockage, inability to wean off mechanical ventilation, and copious secretions are common reasons for tracheostomy procedures. This study aims to examine the prevalence of mortality of trauma patients with COVID-19 who are undergoing tracheostomy to see if tracheostomy can help the therapy of trauma cases, especially for weaning from mechanical ventilation and airway complications.

Methods: This research is a descriptive observational study. We used the cross-sectional method to collect data. Information was extracted from the medical records of COVID-19 trauma patients who had tracheostomies at Dr. Soetomo General Hospital, Surabaya, between January 2022 and December 2023. A descriptive data analysis was conducted to determine each research variable's frequency and proportion. Version 26 of the IBM Statistics Desktop Software (SPSS) was used for this investigation.

Results: 50 trauma patients underwent tracheostomy at Dr. Soetomo General Hospital, consisting of 33 male and 17 female patients. Of these 50 patients, 12 had positive covid-19 and 38 had negative covid-19. Of the total 50 patients who underwent tracheostomy, 30 patients died, while 20 patients lived.

Conclusion: The prevalence of mortality in COVID-19 patients with tracheostomy treated at RSUD Dr. Soetomo Surabaya from 2022 to 2023 was 60%. Of the 50 patients, 28% of patients with positive covid-19 status were obtained, and 72% of patients had negative covid-19 status.


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How to Cite

Adjinegoro, L., & Wibowo, M. D. . (2024). Mortality prevalency of trauma patients with COVID-19 infection who underwent tracheostomy at dr. Soetomo General Hospital in 2022 – 2023. Bali Medical Journal, 13(2), 659–661.




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