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UNLABELLED We tested the respiratory efficacy of different jet ventilation techniques (subglottic low-frequency versus subglottic combined-frequency and subglottic combined-frequency versus supraglottic combined frequency) in patients undergoing microlaryngeal surgery. The PaCO(2) and the quotient of arterial oxygen tension (PaO(2)) over FIO(2) were(More)
We present the first use of tubeless superimposed combined high- and low-frequency jet ventilation (SHFJV) with a jet laryngoscope in laryngotracheal surgery in infants and children. Twenty-eight patients underwent 53 operative procedures. The average age of the patients was 7.3 years. The most common diagnoses were laryngeal papillomatosis and subglottic(More)
Respiratory support with high-frequency jet ventilation has been advocated during airway surgery or to improve pulmonary mechanics and gas exchange in patients with bronchopleural fistulae or pulmonary insufficiency. Despite a large body of published evidence describing its benefits as an alternative ventilatory approach in anaesthesia and intensive care(More)
Microsurgical operations on the larynx require sufficient space for the surgeon in order to achieve the best surgical result. After preliminary experimental studies we integrated two jets of a specific size into the Kleinsasser tube. Simultaneously, we developed a "superimposed jet-ventilation system", which consists of a low-frequency jet ventilation and(More)
Using SHFJV in combination with the jet laryngoscope it is possible to ventilate patients for laryngeal surgery with out the necessity for any kind of endotracheal tube or catheters. This technique can also safely be applied in patients with underlying pulmonary or cardiac disease or in obese patients. Patients with laryngeal stenosis can be ventilated from(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate right ventricular dimensions and function by echocardiography in anesthetized patients during superimposed high-frequency jet ventilation (HFJV). DESIGN Prospective clinical study. SETTING University hospital operating room. PATIENTS 20 ASA physical status I patients undergoing elective minor otorhinolaryngological surgery,(More)
BACKGROUND High-frequency jet ventilation (HFJV) is an alternative ventilatory approach in airway surgery and for facilitating gas exchange in patients with pulmonary insufficiency. We have developed a new technique of combined HFJV utilising two superimposed jet streams. In this study we describe the application of tubeless supralaryngeal HFJV during(More)
We have developed a new technique of combined high-frequency jet ventilation (HFJV), characterized by simultaneous application of a low-frequency (LF) and a high-frequency (HF) jet stream. Tubeless supralaryngeal jet ventilation was delivered via a modified Kleinsasser laryngoscope. We studied 44 adults undergoing 45 elective surgical procedures of the(More)
Die superponierte Hochfrequenz Jet-Ventilation (SHFJV) wurde als alternative Beatmungstechnik bei Patienten mit Lungenversagen eingesetzt. Um diese Beatmungsform optimal applizieren zu können, wurde ein spezieller Jet-Adapter entwickelt. Methoden: Dieser Jet-Adapter aus Kunststoff besteht aus einem T-Stück mit vier Kunststoffkanülen und kann an jeden(More)