T-piece


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T-piece

T-shaped tubing connected to an endotracheal tube; used to deliver oxygen therapy to an intubated patient who does not require mechanical ventilation.
Synonym: T-bar.
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Results: Of 60 patients who failed T-piece trials, 30 patients were placed on NIPPV and 30 on (IMV).
The camera used is a Canon EOS 550D mounted with a T-piece, fitted to the eyepiece of the telescope (Fig.
The weaning from mechanical ventilation was done by pressure support ventilation (13 vs 12), T-piece trial (four each) or synchronised intermittent mandatory ventilation (three and four) in the NPPV and conventional treatment group respectively.
Kelly said: "They have to make an incision into his ribs and shave some cartilage, then make a T-piece to put into his airways to keep it open.
In my experience these patients do not do well when suddenly confronted with a t-piece trial or its CPAP equivalent.
If the pipes are near the washing machine, you should be able to install T-piece stop valves for the hoses.
SET up a pump (Hozelock Cyprio Cascade 1500, pounds 54.95, B&Q) in the bottom of the reservoir and attach a T-piece connector (pounds 1, B&Q) to run two flexible pipes (from 75p per m, B&Q) to the two bottles that have been prepared ready to spout water from your fountain.
The system comprises DI and DI/DO modules with a T-Piece module and has been used on process equipment requiring as much as 12MB of processing capacity.
Though not yet recommended in the American Academy of Pediatrics' Neonatal Resuscitation Program, a T-piece resuscitation device and a colorimetric C[O.sub.2] detector help with the most common (and most commonly problematic) procedure for newborns who aren't breathing--bag-and-mask resuscitation, he said at a conference on obstetrics, gynecology, perinatal medicine, neonatology, and the law.
Final weaning methods included T-piece in 136 patients (45.3%), PSV in 63 patients (21.0%), continuous positive airway pressure in 41 patients (13.7%), volume-controlled SIMV plus PSV in 32 patients (10.7%), volume-controlled SIMV in 11 patients (3.7%), NPPV in nine patients (3.0%) and unplanned extubation in six patients (2.0%).
The commonly used techniques of weaning are T-piece, synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation (SIMV), or PSV; however, the optimal mode of ventilation employed for weaning remains controversial.