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Melted delivery hose--a complication of a heated humidifier.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3356055     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The polyvinylchloride delivery hose of a Fisher & Paykel dual servo heated anaesthetic humidifier was melted by the intraluminal hose heater, causing a major leakage of anaesthetic gases during a surgical procedure. Under experimental conditions, melting could be reproduced using polyvinylchloride but not polyester elastomer tubings. Only tubings made of materials with high melting point should be used as delivery hose in heated humidifiers with hose heaters.
D H Wong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthésie     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0832-610X     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Anaesth     Publication Date:  1988 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-05-16     Completed Date:  1988-05-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701709     Medline TA:  Can J Anaesth     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  183-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anaesthesia, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesiology / instrumentation*
Intraoperative Complications*
Nebulizers and Vaporizers*
Reg. No./Substance:
64228-79-1/Atracurium; 76-75-5/Thiopental

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