Tracheal tube cuff pressures. The effects of different gas mixtures.


Changes in cuff pressure and volume of tracheal tubes were studied in 60 patients undergoing lower abdominal surgery under general anaesthesia with nitrous oxide and oxygen as the anaesthetic gas mixture. The cuffs were inflated with either anaesthetic gas mixture or air. Three different brands of tubes were used. The pressure in the air filled cuffs… (More)


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