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Fracture of tracheostomy tubes. Pathogenesis and prevention.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6886536     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The literature relating to fractured tracheostomy tubes is reviewed and a further case reported. The factors which are known to predispose to this accident include the materials used in the manufacture of the tracheostomy tube and the actual manufacturing processes. Others are the chemical processes which result from the prolonged contact of the tracheostomy tube with respiratory secretions, the methods employed in the care and re-sterilization of the tubes, and the ageing and deterioration that result from prolonged usage. Some preventative measures are suggested.
B C Okafor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  97     ISSN:  0022-2151     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  1983 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-10-08     Completed Date:  1983-10-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  771-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Equipment Failure
Equipment Safety
Foreign Bodies
Postoperative Complications / prevention & control
Tracheotomy / adverse effects*,  instrumentation

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