Changes in Intracuff Pressure of a Cuffed Endotracheal Tube During Prolonged Surgical Procedures.
To date, there are no data in the literature regarding changes in the intracuff pressure during prolonged surgical procedures. It is possible that the pressure will increase over time related to gas expansion during equilibration to body temperature. If this is the case, these patients may be at risk for tracheal damage. This is a prospective study to evaluate the changes in intracuff pressure over time during prolonged surgical procedures.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
- Cuff pressure [ Time Frame: 1 day ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2013|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||January 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Other: Cuff pressure
Measuring endotracheal tube (ETT) cuff pressure