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A New, Airway Pressure Regulated, Atraumatic Endotracheal Cuff: Experimental and Clinical Evaluation

  • A. D. Merav
  • S. J. Boley
  • H. Nagashima
Conference paper
Part of the Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine/Anaesthesiologie und Intensivmedizin book series (A+I, volume 116)

Abstract

Excessive pressure exerted by inflatable cuffs against the tracheal wall is a major cause of tracheal damage. Despite the introduction in recent years of so-called “low pressure” cuffs, cases of acute and chronic tracheal damage still occur. Excessively high cuff to trachea pressures have been documented in some of these thin-walled, highly compliant cuffs, especially when the cuffs were overinflated.

Keywords

Catheter Foam Polyethylene Pneumonia Assure 

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  • A. D. Merav
  • S. J. Boley
  • H. Nagashima

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