Evaluation of selective bronchial suctioning in the adult.

In the present study, the highest success rate in suctioning of the left main bronchus was achieved when curved-tip catheters of both Portex (40%) (Portex Limited, Hythe, Kent, England) and Rüsch (50%) (Willy Rüsch Gmph & Co. KG, West-Germany) were inserted with the patient's head in the midline position. The second most successful rate in reaching the left… (More)