Verbal communication for the ventilator-dependent patient requiring an inflated tracheotomy tube cuff: A prospective, multicenter study on the Blom tracheotomy tube with speech inner cannula.

@article{Leder2013VerbalCF,
  title={Verbal communication for the ventilator-dependent patient requiring an inflated tracheotomy tube cuff: A prospective, multicenter study on the Blom tracheotomy tube with speech inner cannula.},
  author={Steven B Leder and Barbara Roa Pauloski and Alfred Rademaker and Tracy Grammer and Karen J. Dikeman and Marta S. Kazandjian and Joseph A Mendes and Jeri A. Logemann},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={2013},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={
          505-10
        }
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to present our findings on the impact of the Blom tracheotomy tube with speech inner cannula on voice production abilities and speech intelligibility scores of ventilator-dependent patients requiring a fully inflated tracheotomy tube cuff. METHODS Prospective single group case-series design permitted consecutive accrual of 23 adult inpatients from acute care and rehabilitation settings. Maximum ambient room noise, voice intensity, phonation duration of… CONTINUE READING
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