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A Journal on Anesthesiology, Resuscitation, Analgesia and Intensive Care

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Anesthesiology, Analgesia, Resuscitation and Intensive Care
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ISSN 0375-9393

Online ISSN 1827-1596


Minerva Anestesiologica 1999 March;65(3):75-9



Endotracheal tube-cuff pressure. Monitoring during general anaesthesia

Cicerone K., Scesi M., Compagnoni G., Cavallo A., Ferrovecchio B., Cavallini G., Bracalente T., Costantini A.

Università degli Studi «G. D’Annunzio» - Chieti, Cattedra di Anestesiologia e Rianimazione

Background. To value changes of endotracheal tube cuff pressure during anaesthesia with N2O, using standard tubes or Brandt-system tubes.
Methods. Endotracheal cuff pressure during anaesthesia in three groups of patients has been monitored: Group 1 (n. 41): endotracheal tube with low-pressure cuff using N2O/O2 (2:1 or 1:1); Group 2 (n. 55): Brandt’s double cuff-tubes using N2O/O2 (2:1 or 1:1);
Group 3 (n. 20 - control group): tubes with low-pressure cuff using O2/air. Values of pressure (M±DS: p<0.05) have been compared with ANOVA, Bonferroni’s method (p<0.017).
Results and conclusions. Brandt’s double cuff-tubes (G2) succeed in avoiding uncontrolled increase of cuff-pressure during anaesthesia with N2O. Standard low-pressure tubes (G1) shown increase of cuff pressure during anaesthesia with N2O which is absent using no N2O (G3).

language: Italian


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