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Safe and Efficient Performance of Open Tracheostomies in Patients With COVID-19—The Fenestrated Technique

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Article Information

Accepted for Publication: September 27, 2020.

Published Online: January 21, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.4432

Corresponding Author: Oluwafunmilola T. Okuyemi, MD, MSCI, Department of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine, 1701 W Charleston Blvd, Ste 490, Las Vegas, NV 89102 (oluwafunmilola.okuyemi@unlv.edu).

Author Contributions: Drs Okuyemi and Wang had full access to all of the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and accuracy of the data analysis.

Concept and design: Okuyemi, Elkins, Wang.

Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.

Drafting of the manuscript: Okuyemi.

Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.

Statistical analysis: Okuyemi.

Administrative, technical, or material support: Spinner, Elkins, Bigcas, Ng, Wang.

Supervision: Okuyemi, Wang.

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Wang reports holding stock in Johnson & Johnson and Abbott Laboratories outside of the submitted work. No other disclosures were reported.

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