Endotracheal suctioning causes right upper lobe collapse in intubated children.

  title={Endotracheal suctioning causes right upper lobe collapse in intubated children.},
  author={Anne E. Boothroyd and B. V. Sreenivasa Murthy and Andrew P Darbyshire and A. J. Petros},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  volume={85 12},
OBJECTIVE Right upper lobe collapse is a common radiographic finding in intubated children. We hypothesized that deep suctioning and uncontrolled negative pressures during endotracheal tube suctioning were significant contributory factors. METHODS The incidence of right upper lobe (RUL) collapse in intubated, ventilated children on a paediatric cardiac intensive care unit was determined over a 3-month period (n = 102). Graduated suction catheters and suction vacuums of < 165 cm H2O were then… CONTINUE READING
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