Jay B. Brodsky

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  • BLIND PLACEMENT OF PLASTIC LEFT DOUBLE-LUMEN TUBES ANAESTHESIA AND INTENSIVE CARE Brodsky, J. B., Macario, A., Cannon, W. B., Mark, J. B. 1995; 23 (5): 583-586

    Abstract:

    A prospective analysis of placement of left-sided plastic double-lumen tubes in 100 patients is presented. Intubation of the left bronchus was successfully accomplished using only auscultation and clinical signs ("blind" placement) in 91 patients. Double-lumen tubes were positioned in less than five minutes in 84 patients. The most common problem encountered (30%) was initial intubation of the right main bronchus. Seven of these patients required bronchoscopic assistance to guide the tube into the left bronchus. There were four minor intraoperative complications due to DLT malposition that were recognized and corrected by withdrawing the tube slightly back in the bronchus. The plastic double-lumen tubes functioned properly during the procedure in all 100 patients.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1995RX49400009

    View details for PubMedID 8787258

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