A simple Oesophageal Intubation Detection Device

J. S. Tobias, V. T. Cherian, M. P. Mathews

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Unrecognised oesophageal intubation is one of the most feared complication that can occur while attempting to secure the airway. In a prospective study of 100 patients, we could detect oesophageal intubation correctly in all, using a simple, indigenously made Oesophageal Detector Device. This device is a useful tool in the operating room, in locations like hospital wards, emergency rooms and ambulances, and also in patients with cardiac arrest. This device had a sensitivity, specificity and positive predictive value of 100%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-55
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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