North Polar Tube Reduces the Risk of Epistaxis during Nasotracheal Intubation: A prospective, Randomized Clinical Trial


ÖZKAN A. S. , AKBAŞ S. , TOY E., DURMUŞ M.

CURRENT THERAPEUTIC RESEARCH-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL, vol.90, pp.21-26, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 90
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.curtheres.2018.09.002
  • Title of Journal : CURRENT THERAPEUTIC RESEARCH-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.21-26
  • Keywords: Epistaxis, Nasotracheal intubation, North polar tube, Maxillofacial surgery, Spiral tube, ENDOTRACHEAL-TUBE, NASAL INTUBATION, TRACHEAL TUBE, TRAUMA, COMPLICATIONS, DISLOCATION, PLACEMENT, NOSTRIL, BEVEL, TIP

Abstract

Objective: In this study, a north polar tube (Portex (R) North Polar tube [Ivory PVC Portex tube; Smiths Medical International, Hythe, United Kingdom]) (NPT) and spiral tube (ST) were compared for their ability to provide a nasal airway in patients during maxillofacial surgery.