TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, cilt.47, ss.923-927, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
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.