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Change in Airway Resistance in an Endotracheal Tube with Accumulation of Intraluminal Debris

Specialty:

Pulmonology & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

An endotracheal tube may have a reduction in its effective internal diameter the longer it is in use in a patient. This may be due to dried secretions or other debris. This reduced diameter will affect airway resistance.

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