Ultrasound confirmation of endotracheal tube placement.

  title={Ultrasound confirmation of endotracheal tube placement.},
  author={Dr. David T. Raphael and F U Conard},
  journal={Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU},
  volume={15 7},
Real-time B-mode ultrasound imaging was performed in 24 intubated patients in order to confirm the correct placement of endotracheal tubes. The large acoustic impedance mismatch between the air within the endotracheal tube cuff and the tracheal wall could be bypassed by (1) use of a foam-cuffed Bivona endotracheal tube, or by (2) cuff inflation with saline instead of air. Optimal repositioning of the endotracheal tube could be done under direct visualization. Imaging of the foam-filled and… CONTINUE READING

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