air pulse sensory stimulator

air pulse sensory stimulator

A device comprised of a flexible tube connected to an air pulse generator, which is used to measure sensory loss in the throat and larynx during fibre-optic endoscopy. It is used to improve the precision of therapeutic manoeuvres, ensure safer swallowing for patients, especially older patients, and reduce the incidence of post-procedural pneumonia.
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