Table 2

Clinical characteristics of patients with COVID-19

VariablePatients (n=12)
Age (years)54 (36, 76)
Male9 (75%)
Median BMI (range)27 (22, 45)
Comorbidities
 Cardiac6 (50%)
 DM5 (42%)
 Asthma/COPD2 (17%)
 CKD4 (33%)
 Stroke0 (0%)
Extubation trial5 (42%)
Time to tracheostomy* (days)17 (10, 27)
COVID-19 status prior to tracheostomy
 Positive9 (75%)
 Negative1 (8%)
 Unknown2 (17%)
Intraprocedural complication0 (0%)
Postprocedure bleeding2 (17%)
Tracheostomy decannulated5 (42%)
Discharged from hospital8 (67%)
Death4 (33%)
Follow-up (weeks)5 (3, 16)
Healthcare worker infection0 (0%)
  • Data portrayed as either median (range) or n (%). Follow-up indicates number of weeks of follow-up since tracheostomy.

  • *Indicates time from initial intubation to tracheostomy placement.

  • BMI, body mass index; CKD, chronic kidney disease; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; DM, diabetes mellitus.