cuff pressure


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cuff pressure

The gas pressure used to inflate and hold in place the balloon surrounding a tracheal tube or laryngeal airway.

CAUTION!

To avoid damage to the trachea, the pressure should be carefully monitored and adjusted. Cuff pressure should be sufficient to prevent aspiration of secretions around the cuff.
See also: pressure
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Subglottic secretion drainage and continuous control of cuff pressure used together save health care costs.
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Measurement of tracheal tube cuff pressure in critical care.
Cuff pressures were measured using a Mallinckrodt cuff pressure gauge, for which the maximum recordable pressure is 120 cm[H.
5,6) Apart from maintaining correct cuff pressure, it is important to perform cuff pressure measurements at 6-12-hourly intervals and to use the correct method.
Until now, traditional methods of measuring endotracheal tube cuff pressure call for use of manometers; which may be expensive, burdensome, and prone to contamination.
Table 1 In vivo cuff pressures and airway leak pressures for supraglottic airways Device Cuff volume, ml i-gel (9) NA Solus LMA (9) Maximum allowable volume for size AuraOnce (10) Maximum allowable volume for size ProSeal LMA (15) 20 LaryngealTube S (15) 70 Combitube (15) 75 Device Cuff pressure, cm[H.
Stein and colleagues (5) found that qualitative assessment of ETT cuff pressure by practitioners who regularly perform emergency endotracheal intubation is inadequate.
The pre-specified primary endpoint of reduction of systolic blood pressure by office cuff pressure measurement at the highest of the four active dose levels, 210 mg per day, did not demonstrate statistical significance as compared to placebo.
Although ETT cuff pressure manometry is optimal in determining safe ETT cuff pressure, it is standard practice in the ED and in the pre-hospital emergency care environment to assess ETT cuff pressure using palpation of the cuff's pilot balloon--a qualitative technique prone to subjective interpretation.
Nitrous oxide, which might increase cuff pressure, was not used in this case series.
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