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Chest. 1991 Oct;100(4):1172-3.

Ventilator autocycling due to an endotracheal tube cuff leak.

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Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia.

Abstract

Ventilator autocycling can occur with any ventilator if the sensitivity is improperly set or if a gas leak exists in the respiratory system which creates a negative change in proximal airway pressure. We report a case of ventilator autocycling in a paralyzed patient secondary to an endotracheal cuff leak which was misconstrued as assisted ventilation. We believe this is the first report of autocycling due to a cuff leak.

PMID:
1914588
DOI:
10.1378/chest.100.4.1172
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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