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Emergency percutaneous transtracheal ventilation during anesthesia using readily available equipment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6812464     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Percutaneous transtracheal ventilation has been described as a possible technique for use during anesthesia in the management of acute upper airway obstruction. This study described a modified percutaneous transtracheal ventilation device for use with standard anesthesia machines. Unlike previously reported devices, this device does not require specialized equipment or prior assembly. The efficacy of this device was tested on anesthetized dogs. Adequate ventilation was easily maintained as documented by serial arterial blood gas determinations, and the device also proved capable of reversing severe hypercapnea such as might result from upper airway obstruction. Extrapolation of the data obtained from these experiments indicates that this device, if used properly, should provide adequate ventilation and oxygenation in adult humans.
P E Scuderi; C H McLeskey; P B Comer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anesthesia and analgesia     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0003-2999     ISO Abbreviation:  Anesth. Analg.     Publication Date:  1982 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-12-02     Completed Date:  1982-12-02     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1310650     Medline TA:  Anesth Analg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  867-70     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Airway Obstruction / therapy
Carbon Dioxide / blood
Intraoperative Complications / therapy
Intubation, Intratracheal / instrumentation*,  methods
Oxygen / blood
Punctures / instrumentation*,  methods
Tidal Volume
Reg. No./Substance:
124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide; 7782-44-7/Oxygen

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