Monitoring occlusion and accidental extubation of tracheostomy tubes in children.

@article{Todres1978MonitoringOA,
  title={Monitoring occlusion and accidental extubation of tracheostomy tubes in children.},
  author={I. David Todres and Daniel C. Shannon},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={1978},
  volume={88 1 Pt 1},
  pages={
          130-4
        }
}
Twelve infants and children with tracheostomies have been monitored for occlusion or accidental extubation in hospital and at home using a thermistor-electronic monitor. The patients ranged from 1 month to 6 years of age and have been monitored for 1 to 16 months. The device sounds an alarm when it fails to sense the warming of air on expiration. It is electrically safe, simple to operate and has been well accepted by parents. The thermistor-monitor has permitted the psychologic and economic… CONTINUE READING
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