Shallow versus deep endotracheal suctioning in young rabbits: pathologic effects on the tracheobronchial wall.


The traditional technique for endotracheal suctioning of intubated neonates consists of inserting a catheter until resistance is met, withdrawing slightly, and applying suction. The extent of tissue damage caused by the traditional (deep) technique v that caused by an alternative shallow technique was studied with an animal model. Six 3-week-old rabbits… (More)


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