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Endotracheal Tube Size For Adults
When administrating medication through an ng tube or gastrostomy tube, how many mls of saline is used to flush for pediatric patients?
How to get thru it?: Hard to tell what you want, but if you are anxious about the procedure and if it is soon, be sure to tell the doctor. Possibly you'll be either reassured or sedated or educated or more. If it's in the future, there might be time for sessions with a good cbt therapist. That's a good idea even after the immediate issue to resolve fears/phobias. It will be ok. Tell yourself that lots folk do it. ...Read more
Patients with a laryngectomy usually has a laryngectomy tube. Can a tracheostomy tube be used instead?
Under general anesthesia for sinus surgery is breathing tube used to keep airway open or is the equipment and medical team literally breathing for you?
Yes: Usually there is a breathing tube.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: It depends on the age and the weight of the child as well as on where you are going to use them, what are you using them for and for how long. ...Read more
Possibly not: one meant to feed through esophagus which does not make any sense medically the other is a tube passed through the esophagus to the stomach for feeding purposes no body use that for long term now if some body had an esophageal surgery because of rupture or perforation or had complication from and esophageal surgery like a leak could end up with opening to vent the esophagus and or in stomach ...Read more
If a child with trach had an open enough airway to breathe past their short trach, wouldn't most of their exhale go thru their uppr airway, not trach?
At what % blockage of airway is developmental delays an issue in hypertrophic adenoid cases. Have ent, looking for industry standard?
Do not know of any: Developmental delays that develop because of hypertrophic adenoids. Usually the person snores so badly that apnea becomes a concern, or the patient is a chronic mouth breather or has recurrent colds/sinus infections. All these symptoms usually indicate the need to remove the adenoids. The % blockage is the extent to which symptoms affect daily life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will a surgery to remove sinus mucocele, turbinate reduction under general anesthesia require urine cathetor? Also, will breathing tube impact my tmj?
No need : For a urine catheter for a short surgery. Your TMJ shouldn't be a problem as long as your anesthesiologist can safely manage your airway. A quick exam should give him the information he needs and allow him time to gather whatever tools he needs to keep you safe. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Usually for patient with epiglottitis, the doctor will do endotrachel intubation first or tracheostomy first?
Depends: With epiglottis the airway is quite swollen, reducing the size of tube that can get through & the person can spasm their airway shut while being prepared. If they can, they will often have an anesthesiologist give meds to relax the patient. They attempt intubation and move to trach if unsuccessful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In icu unit with blocked arteries inheart about 50% patient is 75 should I allow them to install tracheostomy inhis throatinstead of him have in mouth?
Yes: You mean tracheostomy instead of endotracheal tube.Is your 75yr.old loved one(you are 17)now on ventillator? Tracheostomy is to wean him off ventillator or to make removal of respiratory secretions easier or minimize risk of aspiration pneumonia if there is poor or absent cough reflex. The ICU doctors are very qualified to make that decision or they would not be allowed to treat ICU patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When is it required to switch from endotrach tube to tracheostomy for an IPF patient who is on long term mechanical ventilation?
Trach and Vent mgt: It depends on the ICU and medical history and settings of the ventilator. One to two weeks on the ventilator is the usual time period before discussing tracheostomy. The tracheostomy has its own benefits and complications. Optimally, trying to wean off the vent and using BiPAP or CPAP may be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whipple IRE Surgery: Is a feeding tube down the throat usually necessary postop? And, for how long?
Son having dental proc under ga.Requires intubation/vent during surgery&ct.Optimal method of intubation?How will ventilation be maintained during ct?
General anesthesia : Surgery under general anesthesia can be a very stressful event for the parents and child. Today monitoring, medications and techniques for general anesthesia are very safe and highly effective. In most cases the tube is placed through the mouth or the nose. Fiberoptic scopes and guides can provide access to the most difficult airways. Discuss your concerns with the anesthesiologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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