Emergent reintubation following elective cervical surgery: A case series
Joshua Schroeder, Stephan N Salzmann, Alexander P Hughes, James D Beckman, Jennifer Shue, Federico P Girardi, Spine Service, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY 10021, United States
Author contributions: Schroeder J designed and performed the research, analyzed the data and wrote the paper; Salzmann SN analyzed the data and wrote the paper; Hughes AP designed the research and provided clinical advice; Beckman JD designed the research and provided clinical advice; Shue J analyzed the data and provided research advice; Girardi FP designed the research and provided clinical advice.
Institutional review board statement: This retrospective case series has received approval from the authors’ institutional review board.
Informed consent statement: For the patients presented in this case series, a waiver of patient informed consent and U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) authorization were sought. Information contained in this case report contains no personal identifiers to ensure patient confidentiality and protections. Under these provisions, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at our institution provided approval of this study (IRB#2014-062).
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest concerning this article.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Federico P Girardi, MD, Spine Service, Hospital for Special Surgery, 535 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021, United States. email@example.com
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Received: January 21, 2017
Peer-review started: January 21, 2017
First decision: March 8, 2017
Revised: April 20, 2017
Accepted: May 3, 2017
Article in press: May 5, 2017
Published online: June 18, 2017