Appropriate depth of placement of oral endotracheal tube
and its possible determinants in Indian adult patients.
cuff pressure in three hospitals, and the volume required to produce an appropriate cuff pressure.
The increased risk of aspiration around the endotracheal tube
and necessary adjustments to anesthetic gas flow must be considered when choosing a smaller tube.
al, Influence of an Endotracheal Tube
with polyurethane cuff and subglottic secretion drainage on Pneumonia, May 2007.
Cuffed endotracheal tubes
(ETTs) are used in adults and more recently in children (1) to ensure that the airway is protected, and to prevent air leakage between the wall of the trachea and the ETT during positive-pressure ventilation.
The Pentax-AWS has been used successfully to assist the placement of an endotracheal tube
when laryngoscopy and intubation is difficult with a Macintosh laryngoscope (2).
Research has shown that the new tapered design significantly reduces the leakage past the endotracheal tube
cuff, limiting passage of foreign material into the airways and lungs," said Jonathan Bloom, MD, associate direcsor of Medical Affairs at Covidien, the leading provider and innovator of healthcare products.
The AEC has been used (1) to assist with endotracheal tube
exchanges, difficult intubations, and reintubations; (2) to monitor end-tidal C[O.
Computed tomography (CT) scan of the neck and chest showed extensive soft tissue swelling from the oropharynx to the supraglottic region with obliteration of the airway surrounding the endotracheal tube
The small diameter of the EZ-Blocker Endobronchial Blocker allows for its use in combination with a single lumen endotracheal tube
to achieve lung isolation.
Due to inability to ventilate through the in-situ endotracheal tube
on arrival in the operating theatre, a decision was made to change the tube.
The Tubing Channel securely holds the endotracheal tube
in place with hospital available strong adhesive tape.