Effects of a closed system suction connector on airway resistance in ventilated neonates


Unal S., Ergenekon E., Kazanci E. , Aktas S. , Kulali F., Hirfanoglu I. M. , ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.47, no.3, pp.923-927, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1606-177
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.923-927

Abstract

Background/aim: Increased airway resistance reduces the effectiveness of ventilation treatment. Endotracheal tubes (ETTs) and connectors contribute to resistance. However, the effect of a closed system suction (CSS) connector is not well known. We compared the in vivo resistance occurring with a CSS connector with that of the standard connector.