publication . Article . Other literature type . 2003

Left double-lumen tubes: clinical experience with 1,170 patients

Brodsky, Jay B; Lemmens, Harry J.M;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2003
Abstract
MODERN DISPOSABLE plastic double-lumen tubes (DLTs) are generally safe and easy to use.1,2 However, a misplaced or improperly used DLT can jeopardize any procedure and even injure the patient. This article reviews considerations for the selection and placement of left-sided DLTs based on data collected from a large series of patients undergoing thoracic procedures requiring one-lung ventilation (OLV) at this institution. Although the information presented represents the authors’ experience at a single center, others can apply many of the lessons in their own practices. With the permission of the Human Subjects Committee at Stanford University Medical Center, ove...
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2003

Left double-lumen tubes: clinical experience with 1,170 patients

Brodsky, Jay B; Lemmens, Harry J.M;