TITLE

Organized Secretions Increase Endotracheal Tube Resistance

AUTHOR(S)
Abma, Rebecca K.
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Pulmonary Reviews;Nov2009, Vol. 14 Issue 11, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses research on the significant impact of organized secretions on the flow and resistance of endotracheal tubes (ETT). It references a study by Alison M. Wilson and colleagues, published in the October 2009 issue of "Chest" periodical. The researchers evaluated resistance through measuring the pressure drop at three flow rates using a mass flow meter and pressure transducer attached to a computer with specialized software. Wilson has recommended to clinicians the use of ETT as a potential source of resistance.
ACCESSION #
47101517

 

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