Current status of the Combitube: a review of the literature.

  title={Current status of the Combitube: a review of the literature.},
  author={Felice Eugenio Agr{\`o} and Michael Frass and Jonathan L. Benumof and Peter Krafft},
  journal={Journal of clinical anesthesia},
  volume={14 4},
The Combitube (Tyco-Healthcare-Kendall-Sheridan, Mansfield, MA) is an easily inserted and highly efficacious device to be used as an alternative airway whenever conventional ventilation fails. The Combitube allows ventilation and oxygenation whether the device locates in the esophagus (very common) or the trachea (rare). In this report, we review studies that suggest the Combitube is a valuable and effective airway in the emergency and prehospital settings, in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, in… CONTINUE READING
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