Comparison of cuffed, uncuffed tracheal tubes and laryngeal mask airways in low flow pressure controlled ventilation in children.

@article{Engelhardt2006ComparisonOC,
  title={Comparison of cuffed, uncuffed tracheal tubes and laryngeal mask airways in low flow pressure controlled ventilation in children.},
  author={Thomas Engelhardt and Graham Johnston and M. S. Mohan Kumar},
  journal={Paediatric anaesthesia},
  year={2006},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={140-3}
}
BACKGROUND The use of low flow circle systems necessitates a 'leak free' breathing system which is commonly achieved by using a cuffed tracheal tube (TT). We hypothesized that low flow circle system anesthesia can equally effectively be achieved by using the LMA in pediatric anesthesia. METHODS Following local ethics committee approval we randomly recruited 45 patients scheduled for elective surgery and requiring mechanical ventilation into three groups (cuffed TT, uncuffed TT and LMA group… CONTINUE READING

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