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combitube

(kom'bi-tūb),
Airway device with two lumens and obturator cuffs at two points, used to ventilate the trachea after blind insertion, whether the device is placed in the trachea or the esophagus.

Combitube

[kom′bit(y)o̅o̅b]
a trademark for a double-lumen tube with inflatable balloon cuffs that seal off the hypopharynx from the oropharynx and esophagus, used for airway management. It is inserted blindly, entering either the esophagus or trachea. If it enters the esophagus, one lumen, which has a blind distal end and side holes, functions as an esophageal obturator airway. If it enters the trachea, the other lumen, which has an open distal end, functions as a standard cuffed endotracheal tube.
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Complications following the use of the Combitube, tracheal tube and laryngeal mask airway.
Alternative airway devices can include extraglottic devices [laryngeal mask airway (LMA), intubating laryngeal mask airway (ILMA), Combitube, etc.
Comparison of endotracheal intubation, combitube, and laryngeal mask airway between inexperienced and experienced emergency medical staff: A manikin study.
When this is not possible for some reason, other proved extraglottic devices can be used, such as the classic laryngeal mask, the combitube, the SUPREME mask, the I-Gel, etc.
In this situation either we have to use the alternative airway devices like LMA or combitube but if these fail then the final choice is to proceed for Emergency Surgical Airway Access4,5.
A comparison of the proseal laryngeal mask airway, the laryngeal tube S and the oesophageal-tracheal combitube during routine surgical procedures.
The basic emergency medical technician has the same capability as the 1st responder and can provide additional airway support with an invasive Combitube airway.
Esophageal tracheal Combitube in the emergency department.
Provided that CPR is not interrupted, health care professionals should use their training and experience to select the most appropriate type of advanced airway device, for example an endotracheal tube, laryngeal mask airway, or combitube.
The second edition adds chapters on rapid sequence intubation, response to terrorism, capnography, the combitube, and the laryngeal mask airway.
Haemodynamic and catecholamine stress responses to the insertion of the combitube, laryngeal mask airway or tracheal intubation.