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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/15200539/the-effects-of-tracheostomy-cuff-deflation-during-continuous-positive-airway-pressure
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D H Conway, C Mackie
Continuous flow positive pressure devices bridge the gap between mechanical and unsupported ventilation in patients recovering from critical illness. At this point, patients are often fully awake, yet the inflated tracheostomy cuff prevents them from speaking or swallowing. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of cuff deflation. After ethics committee approval and informed consent, we recorded airway pressures with catheters placed 3 cm beyond the distal tracheostomy tip, respiratory rate, heart rate and peripheral oxygen saturation with continuous positive airway pressures set at 5, 7...
July 2004: Anaesthesia
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