Doctor insights on: Correct placement of et tube

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Why would someone's baby need an endotracheal tube?

Why would someone's baby need an endotracheal tube?

Respiratory Failure: Adequate oxygen exchange through the lungs is necessary for survival. In pregnancy, oxygen is passed thru the placenta & the lungs are not tested until after delivery. Babies can retain fluid in their lungs at birth, develop respiratory distress syndrome, pneumonia or sepsis. All may be so taxing on the newborns system that they will not survive without supplemental oxygen thru a tube. ...Read more

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How will doctors know the endotracheal tube is in the right place in my baby?

How will doctors know the endotracheal tube is in the right place in my baby?

Listening / X-ray: The standard method of verifying tube placement includes listening to breath sides on both sides after placement. After securing the tube in place it is routine to have do an x-ray to verify the position. Occasionally, placing a gas monitor to verify exhaled co2 is used in some situations. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having an endotracheal tube inserted?

What are the risks of having an endotracheal tube inserted?

Risks: Risks of inserting endotracheal tube (et) include damaging vocal cords, teeth, or back of throat when using laryngoscope. Worse, the tube could accidentally be placed in the esophagus instead of the trachea, which results in hypoxia -- also potentially vomiting stomach contents into lungs. Placing et too deeply might ventilate only one lung -- possibly resulting in pneumothorax and hypoxia. ...Read more

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In which part of the bronchus is endotracheal tube inserted?

In which part of the bronchus is endotracheal tube inserted?

Mainstem: An endotracheal tube is inserted down the throat, sometimes down the nose, but always into the mainstem bronchus and above the carina or the point at which the mainstem bronchus branches in to those branches that head on towards the right and left lungs. ...Read more

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What happens when the endotracheal tube is inserted in a preemie?

What happens when the endotracheal tube is inserted in a preemie?

We miss something??: This insures an adequate airway and allows for delivery of oxygen and or medications to a baby who is not breathing adequately on their own. Did you have some specific concern? This site is not a chat room, so if there is another part of this question we have not addressed, please start over. Your questions are not linked, so each must have enough background info for us to go on. ...Read more

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Can et tube help if you have upper airway obstruction?

Can et tube help if you have upper airway obstruction?

Yes!: An endotracheal tube is one of the ways that upper airway obstruction can be managed in an emergency, because it goes into the windpipe (trachea) and provides a route for air exchange. However, it's important to identify the cause of the obstruction: obesity, sleep apnea, enlarged tonsils, cancer, or a large thyroid gland are among possible causes. Finding and treating the cause is key. ...Read more

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Possible vomit in eye from et tube during resuscitation. What is the HIV risk?

Possible vomit in eye from et tube during resuscitation. What is the HIV risk?

Low: It is theoretically low. Risk of HIV infection is dependent on the amount of viral load and the method of transmission. Unless it was bloody emesis, the viral load should be low. Although the eye is covered by mucous membrane, there are antibodies in the tear film that theoretically can help prevent viral. Contact your infectious disease service and ask what prophylactic medication you should take at this point. ...Read more

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Can paramedics insert an endotracheal tube en route to the hospital?

Can paramedics insert an endotracheal tube en route to the hospital?

Yes: Inserting endotracheal tubes is included in the paramedics' job description. Positioning needs to be checked, though, just as it does when a physician places it. ...Read more

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Will the person be awake with an endotracheal tube in his throat?

Will the person be awake with an endotracheal tube in his throat?

No: In most cases, the tube goes in after you are asleep and comes out as you are waking up. If there is a reason for an awake intubation or prolonged intubation after surgery, your anesthesiologist should discuss it with you ahead of time. ...Read more

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Can I have a endotracheal tube inserted while completely awake for nose job to protect airway if I want? Getting nose job done under local anesthesia

Can I have a endotracheal tube inserted while completely awake for nose job to protect airway if I want? Getting nose job done under local anesthesia

Endotracheal tube: Endotracheal tube cannot be inserted when you're fully awake because you would not be able to tolerate anything down your airways without coughing and laryngospasm (spasm of your voicebox). Only when the muscles are paralyzed by anesthetic or when you are out of it due to a respiratory distress you can have endotracheal tube placed. ...Read more

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What can be done for discomfort after a g-tube placement?

What can be done for discomfort after a g-tube placement?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery for the placement of artificial fallopian tube in human and where?

Is there a surgery for the placement of artificial fallopian tube in human and where?

Not That I Know Of: A fallopian tube transplant would probably not be very effective, cost-wise or functionally. Presumably you'd want one to achieve pregnancy and that can be done more reliably with ivf (in-vitro fertilization). See an rei specialist for details & careful if you do find someone who will "transplant an artificial fallopian tube". Take care. ...Read more

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How long till after tube placement in both ears do I regain full hearing? Everything sounds so far away or the a wall. Also pain when will that leave

How long till after tube placement in both ears do I regain full hearing? Everything sounds so far away or the a wall. Also pain when will that leave

Something wrong: Ventilation tubes inserted into the tympanic membranes should not hurt and if most of the middle ear fluid has been removed, your hearing should immediately improve. I am assuming that you had a middle ear effusion. You should not have pain and if your hearing is not improved, then either you did not have fluid or all of the fluid was not removed. Not uncommon for adults to have residual fluid. ...Read more

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Today 7/12/16 I had an NJ tube placed. Hospitalized and unable to eat from pancreatitis. I am worried my body is rejecting the NJ tube. Post placement I've had increased nausea, pain and am running a fever of 102.any other signs to watch for?

Today 7/12/16 I had an NJ tube placed. Hospitalized and unable to eat from pancreatitis. I am worried my body is rejecting the NJ tube. Post placement I've had increased nausea, pain and am running a fever of 102.any other signs to watch for?

Pancreatitis: Acute pancreatitis is a serious condition. I prefer a team approach including an internist or gastroenterologist and an abdominal surgeon following you. They will let you know when you can start liquids by mouth. Iv fluids are very important. Antibiotics may be prescribed in view of the fever. With these specialists following you closely any complications requiring intervention will be detected. ...Read more

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What is to be expected during the removal of a child's adenoids and tonsils along with placement of ear tubes?

What is to be expected during the removal of a child's adenoids and tonsils along with placement of ear tubes?

Improvement: You may be surprised to know that this is wrong in my opinion. There are better ways of treatment. Tonsils and adenoids are very important parts of the immune system. Removing them is too simplistic. I have found repeatedly that diet comes into the picture. Remove the "junk"! ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting Kidney infections and UTI's??? I have had a Nurphrostomy Tube and a Phois Hitch and Have had 6 Stent Placement Surgeries? Wow

Why do I keep getting Kidney infections and UTI's??? I have had a Nurphrostomy Tube and a Phois Hitch and Have had 6 Stent Placement Surgeries? Wow

Need more history: U must have a complex problem if nephrostomy tube & 6 stents were required. U will always be at risk 4 kidney infections with stent in place. Psoas hitch means that ureter was reimplanted & too short without hitch. Would consider 2nd opinion from a different urology practice. U have not been "fixed" & possibly have ureteral stricture, if U still require stent. My sympathies & good luck. ...Read more

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Can an HSG test be 100% correct at diagnosing a patient with closed/blocked tubes?

Can an HSG test be 100% correct at diagnosing a patient with closed/blocked tubes?

Not 100%: No, it's not 100% accurate, but it's pretty good. There might be tubal spasms preventing the dye from passing through the tube. I believe you just had surgery, and it can take 2-3 months for healing to be complete. This might effect the results. If the HSG shows blocked tubes 3 months after your surgery, that would be concerning. A laparoscopy could be performed and a dye test done. ...Read more

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My gfs tubes are tied not burned or clipped jus tied how long wil it take 4 them to come untied? She said 5 to 7 years is that correct? Its been 4 yrs.

My gfs tubes are tied not burned or clipped jus tied how long wil it take 4 them to come untied? She said 5 to 7 years is that correct? Its been 4 yrs.

No: It is an urban myth that tubes come untied after 5-7 years. Tubal ligation is considered to be permanent no matter what method is employed to tie them. The longer without a failure (pregnancy) the less likely it is that you will become pregnant without some intervention like tubal reanastamosis (surgery to put them back together) or IVF. Hope this helps. ...Read more