Jay B. Brodsky

Publication Details

  • BRONCHIAL CUFF PRESSURES OF DOUBLE-LUMEN TUBES ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA Brodsky, J. B., ADKINS, M. O., Gaba, D. M. 1989; 69 (5): 608-610

    Abstract:

    Pressure damage to respiratory mucosa from overinflation of bronchial cuffs has been implicated as a cause of bronchial rupture, a rare but devastating complication of double-lumen endobronchial tubes (DLTs). We compared the pressure/volume characteristics of the bronchial cuffs of three different polyvinylchloride (PVC) DLTs and an equivalent sized red-rubber Robertshaw DLT. At the volume needed to seal effectively our bronchial model, two of the three PVC tube cuffs tested generated significantly less pressure than did that of the cuffs of the third PVC and the red-rubber Robertshaw tubes.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1989AX41300010

    View details for PubMedID 2802196

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