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Transthoracic Lung Ultrasound Confirming Double Lumen Tube

N Álvarez-Díaz, I Amador-García, M Fuentes-Hernández, R Dorta-Guerra
OBJECTIVE: To compare the ability of lung ultrasound and a clinical method in the confirmation of a selective bronchial intubation by left double-lumen tube in elective thoracic surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective and blind, observational study was conducted in the setting of a university hospital operating room assigned for thoracic surgery. A single group of 105 consecutive patients from a total of 130, were included. After blind intubation, the position of the tube was confirmed by clinical and ultrasound assessment...
June 2015: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
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