Combitube: a study for proper use.

  title={Combitube: a study for proper use.},
  author={Ricardo M Urtubia and Carmen del Aguila and Miguel Angel G. Cumsille},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  volume={90 4},
UNLABELLED The esophageal-tracheal Combitube((R)) (ETC; Kendall-Sheridan Catheter Corp., Argyle, NY) is a new device designed for difficult airways and emergency intubation. The manufacturer recommends that the ETC model 37F SA be used in patients with a height of between 122 and 152 cm. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether ventilation is effective and reliable in patients taller than 152 cm by using the ETC 37F SA in the esophageal position. Also, we evaluated whether the airway… CONTINUE READING
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