What does it take to start an oropharyngeal fire? Oxygen requirements to start fires in the operating room.

@article{Roy2011WhatDI,
  title={What does it take to start an oropharyngeal fire? Oxygen requirements to start fires in the operating room.},
  author={Soham Roy and Lee P. Smith},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  year={2011},
  volume={75 2},
  pages={227-30}
}
INTRODUCTION Airway fires are a well-described and potentially devastating complication of oropharyngeal surgery. However, the actual factors required to ignite the fire have never been well-delineated in the medical literature. In this study, we used a mechanical model to assess the oxygen parameters necessary to cause an oropharyngeal fire. METHODS An electrosurgical unit (Bovie) was grounded to a whole raw chicken and a 6.0 endotracheal tube (ETT) was inserted into the cranial end of the… CONTINUE READING

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