Efficacy of coaxial ventilation with a novel endotracheal catheter equipped with a functional cuff: A swine model study.

@article{Oto2016EfficacyOC,
  title={Efficacy of coaxial ventilation with a novel endotracheal catheter equipped with a functional cuff: A swine model study.},
  author={Jun Oto and Zhenbo Su and Michael Duggan and Jingwen Wang and David R. King and Robert M. Kacmarek and Yandong Jiang},
  journal={European journal of anaesthesiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={250-6}
}
BACKGROUND We have developed an endotracheal catheter with a functional cuff (ECFC) that inflates during inspiration and deflates during expiration. This catheter, together with a regular ICU ventilator, can provide coaxial ventilation. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of ventilation in adult human-sized swine using an ECFC and a regular ICU ventilator. DESIGN A prospective animal study. SETTING Experimental, Trauma Transplant Surgery, Massachusetts General… CONTINUE READING