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Endotracheal tube rupture, accidental extubation, and tracheal avulsion: three airway catastrophes associated with significant decrease in leak pressure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2736936     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report three unusual, catastrophic cases in which a significant decrease in leak pressure around a tracheal tube was noted before the discovery of the ultimate airway problem. A brief review of potential causes of a decrease in leak pressure is included and management of these difficult cases is discussed.
R M Spear; R A Sauder; D G Nichols
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care medicine     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0090-3493     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit. Care Med.     Publication Date:  1989 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-08-02     Completed Date:  1989-08-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0355501     Medline TA:  Crit Care Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  701-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, UCSD Medical Center.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pressure
Child, Preschool
Equipment Failure
Intubation, Intratracheal / adverse effects,  instrumentation*
Postoperative Period
Trachea / injuries*

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