Andreas Ch Gerber

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This study compared the recently introduced Microcuff endotracheal tube HVLP ICU featuring an ultrathin (7-µm) polyurethane cuff membrane with endotracheal tubes from different manufacturers regarding fluid leakage past the tube cuff. In vitro setup. The following endotracheal tubes (ID 7.5 mm) were compared: Mallinckrodt HiLo, Microcuff HVLP ICU, Portex(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the appropriateness of intubation depth marks on the new Microcuff paediatric tracheal tube. METHODS With local Institutional Ethics Committee approval and informed parental consent, we included patients from birth (weighing > or =3 kg) to 16 yr who were undergoing general anaesthesia requiring orotracheal(More)
Laryngeal views obtained during direct laryngoscopy with and without manual in-line neck stabilization (MILNS) and during video-assisted intubation with MILNS using the angulated video-intubation laryngoscope were assessed in 100 paediatric patients (aged 0.25-17.3 yr). Visualization of the larynx (Cormack and Lehane score) as well as time taken for(More)
BACKGROUND The use of cuffed tracheal tubes (TTs) in small children is still controversial. The aim of this study was to compare post-extubation morbidity and TT exchange rates when using cuffed vs uncuffed tubes in small children. METHODS Patients aged from birth to 5 yr requiring general anaesthesia with TT intubation were included in 24 European(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate a new paediatric tracheal tube (Microcuff, Weinheim, Germany) with an ultrathin high volume-low pressure polyurethane cuff. METHODS With approval of the Hospital Ethics Committee tracheas of children undergoing general anaesthesia were intubated using a Microcuff tube. Tube sizes were selected according to: internal diameter (mm) =(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the position of the new Microcuff pediatric tracheal tube, based upon intubation depth markings. METHODS With Institutional Ethics Committee approval and informed parental consent, we included patients from birth (> or = 3 kg) to 16 yr undergoing interventional cardiac catheterization requiring general anesthesia with orotracheal(More)
OBJECTIVE Tracheobronchial foreign body (TFB) aspiration is a common cause of respiratory compromise in early childhood. Research indicates that a high number of children are missed with TFB aspiration. The aim of this study was to identify predictors of potential TFB aspiration. STUDY DESIGN We analysed 370 endoscopic reports of children admitted to our(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Although ketamine is one of the most commonly used sedatives to facilitate painful procedures for children in the emergency department (ED), existing studies have not been large enough to identify clinical factors that are predictive of uncommon airway and respiratory adverse events. METHODS We pooled individual-patient data from 32 ED(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate cuff compliance and cuff pressure during nitrous oxide exposure in the recently introduced Microcuff tracheal tube with a polyurethane cuff (Microcuff GmbH, Weinheim, Germany), and to compare it to conventional tracheal tubes with PVC cuffs. METHODS In an in vitro set up, five cuffed tracheal tubes (ID(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this audit was the evaluation of recovery and discharge times and the identification of perioperative events related to anaesthetics with intravenous ketamine and midazolam. METHODS In our institution, we use this method as a routine technique for short ambulatory emergency or elective procedures. Two hundred children, aged 1-16(More)