Fit and seal characteristics of a new paediatric tracheal tube with high volume-low pressure polyurethane cuff.

@article{Dullenkopf2005FitAS,
  title={Fit and seal characteristics of a new paediatric tracheal tube with high volume-low pressure polyurethane cuff.},
  author={Alexander Dullenkopf and Andreas Ch Gerber and Markus Weiss},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={2005},
  volume={49 2},
  pages={232-7}
}
BACKGROUND To evaluate a new paediatric tracheal tube (Microcuff, Weinheim, Germany) with an ultrathin high volume-low pressure polyurethane cuff. METHODS With approval of the Hospital Ethics Committee tracheas of children undergoing general anaesthesia were intubated using a Microcuff tube. Tube sizes were selected according to: internal diameter (mm) = age/4 + 3.5 in children aged > or = 2 years. In newborns (> or = 3 kg) < or = 1 year, ID 3.0-mm tubes, and in children from 1 to 2 years… CONTINUE READING
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