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Soberanes RL, Martínez AO, Baltazar TJA, Salazar EDC, Oláis MCA
Correlation between the pressure of endotracheal tube cuff measured by the electronic method and by mercury sphygmomanometer
Rev Asoc Mex Med Crit y Ter Int 2006; 20 (2)

Language: Español
References: 22
Page: 69-74
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Objective: To demonstrate that mercury sphygmomanometer is a useful device for the monitoring of endotracheal tube cuff pressure.
Design: Multicentric prospective study.
Setting: ICUs of three hospitals of Mérida, Yucatán; Mexico.
Patients: Two hundred and two patients (61 men, 41 women, mean age 57.7 ± 21.1 yrs) with acute respiratory failure undergoing to endotracheal intubation and assisted with acute mechanical ventilation.
Measurements and main results: Endotracheal tube cuff pressure was measured simultaneously through the electronic and through mercury sphygmomanometer. The endotracheal tube cuff pressure difference between both procedures don’t exceed 1.36 mmHg (r = 0.99).
Conclusion: Mercury sphygmomanometer is a useful device for the monitoring of endotracheal tube cuff pressure in patients with acute respiratory failures.

Key words: Monitoring, endotracheal tube, cuff pressure, electronic method, mercury sphygmomanometer, acute respiratory failure.


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