Agreement between lower esophageal and nasopharyngeal temperatures in children ventilated with an endotracheal tube with leak.

@article{Snoek2016AgreementBL,
  title={Agreement between lower esophageal and nasopharyngeal temperatures in children ventilated with an endotracheal tube with leak.},
  author={Aarjan P Snoek and Emily Saffer},
  journal={Paediatric anaesthesia},
  year={2016},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={213-20}
}
BACKGROUND A temperature probe placed in the lower third of the esophagus accurately reflects core temperature in anesthetized children. Temperature probes are commonly placed in the nasopharynx in children, but when utilizing an uncuffed endotracheal tube (ETT) with a softly audible leak, ventilated gases from the trachea can escape upwards toward the… CONTINUE READING