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Full-thickness tracheal lesions and tracheoesophageal fistulas are severe complications of invasive mechanical ventilation.
The incidence of tracheal complications in ventilated patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is unknown.
We evaluate whether patients with COVID-19 have a higher incidence of full-thickness tracheal lesions and tracheoesophageal fistulas than matched controls and to investigate potential mechanisms.
This is a retrospective cohort study in patients admitted to the intensive care unit in a tertiary referral hospital.
Among 98 consecutive patients with COVID-19 with severe respiratory failure, 30 underwent prolonged (≥14 days) invasive mechanical ventilation and were included in the COVID-19 group.
The control group included 45 patients without COVID-19. Patients with COVID-19 were selected from March 1 to May 31, 2020, while the control group was selected from March 1 to May 31, 2019.