Overview

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SealGuard™ Basic and SealGuard™ Evac endotracheal tubes offers the same patented TaperGuard™ cuff technology, with an integrated cuff inflation line and integrated suction lumen. The SealGuard™ Evac endotracheal tube features an ulta-thin polyurethane cuff that permits lower cuff pressures to maintain proper tracheal seal.([FOOTNOTE=Lorente L. Influence of an endotracheal tube with polyurethane cuff and subglottic drainage on pneumonia. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2007; 176: 1079-1083.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) It also features a smooth Murphy eye for easy insertion and is suitable for both nasal and oral insertion.

Features

  • Tapered cuff design made from polyurethane material reduces the incidence of folds and channels through which secretions can leak([FOOTNOTE=Smulders K, van der Hoeven H,Weers-Pothoff I, Vandenbroucke-Grauls, C. A randomized clinical trial of intermittent subglottic secretion drainage in patients receiving mechanical ventilation. Chest. 2002; 121: 858-862],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
  • Provides a better fluid seal at a 20% lower intra-cuff pressure compared to the Shiley™ Hi-Lo tracheal tube2
  • Designed for long-term ventilation management
  • Reduces microaspiration by at least 95% compared to the Shiley™ Hi-Lo tracheal tube cuff 1,2
  • Reduces ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)([FOOTNOTE=Warren D, Shukla S, Olson M, et al. Outcome and attributable cost of ventilator-associated pneumonia among intensive care unit patients in a suburban medical center. Critical Care Medicine. 2003; 31: 1312-1317.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

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Clinical Literature

The SealGuard™ Evac tracheal tube has been proven to reduce microaspirations and thus reduce the incidence of VAP.1-5 The tapered shape of the cuff and the polyurethane material used to make the cuff, enables this tube to fit snuggly within the tracheal walls.

1. Smulders K, van der Hoeven H,Weers-Pothoff I, Vandenbroucke-Grauls, C. A randomized clinical trial of intermittent subglottic secretion drainage in patients receiving mechanical ventilation. Chest. 2002; 121: 858-862.

2. Lorente L. Influence of an endotracheal tube with polyurethane cuff and subglottic drainage on pneumonia. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2007; 176: 1079-1083.

3. Bouza E. Continuous aspiration of subglottic secretions in the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia in the postoperative period of major heart surgery. Chest. 2008; 134: 938-946.

4. Warren D, Shukla S, Olson M, et al. Outcome and attributable cost of ventilator-associated pneumonia among intensive care unit patients in a suburban medical center. Critical Care Medicine. 2003; 31: 1312-1317.

5. Kollef MH, et al. The effect of late-onset, ventilator-associated pneumonia in determining patient mortality. Chest. 1995; 108(6): 1665-62.