cuffed endotracheal tube

cuffed endotracheal tube

an endotracheal tube with a balloon at one end that may be inflated to tighten the fit in the lumen of the airway. The balloon forms a cuff that prevents gastric contents from passing into the lungs and gas from leaking back from the lungs. Both high-pressure and low-pressure cuffs are used. Overinflation of the cuff can cause contusion, hemorrhage, mucosal sloughing, or stenosis.

cuffed endotracheal tube

An airway catheter used to provide an airway through the trachea and at the same time to prevent aspiration of foreign material into the bronchus. This is accomplished by an inflatable cuff that surrounds the tube. The cuff is inflated after the tube is placed in the trachea.
See: endotracheal tube for illus.
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Induction of anaesthesia was done with Thiopental sodium intravenously till effect and intubated with cuffed endotracheal tube.
Low flow anesthesia: efficacy and outcome of laryngeal mask airway vs pressure optimized cuffed endotracheal tube.
The cuffed endotracheal tube size can be estimated by using the following formula for children older than two years of age:
When ventilating a patient with a cuffed endotracheal tube in place two important issues arise immediately.
The invention of a cuffed endotracheal tube, to enable air-tight inflation of the normal lung, while the bronchus to the affected lung was sealed off by the cuff, was an important advance.
Janeway continued to experiment, introducing first an endotracheal cannula, then eventually a fully automated respirator that provided assistance to the patient's own respiration via a cuffed endotracheal tube.
Briefly, a balloon catheter was advanced through one nostril into the lower esophagus, and the animals were intubated with a cuffed endotracheal tube through the other nostril.
Nevertheless, aspiration can occur around a cuffed endotracheal tube.
5 mm cuffed endotracheal tube, B/L air entry checked and found to be equal.
In the event of cardiopulmonary arrest, the European Resuscitation Council Guidelines recommend airway protection, ideally with a cuffed endotracheal tube.
There was no chance of having high cuff pressure in this patient because according to our ICU protocol, all the patients who are having tracheostomy tube or cuffed endotracheal tube are monitored for the cuff pressure by a manometer regularly, which is kept between 20-30cm of [H.