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Advanced Suction Device with Continuous Oxygen Supply for Performing Meconium Suction and Identical Procedures

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ABSTRACT

Laryngoscopy is a medical procedure that provides a secure airway by passing a breathing tube through the mouth and into the lungs of a patient, and to perform meconium suction in newborns to avoid asphyxia. The ability to successfully perform meconium suction is highly dependent on operator skill and the availability of trained assistants to assist during the procedure. The immediate objective of this research paper is to present an improved device, so that the procedure can be performed at a faster pace and the need for assistants is eliminated. Experienced physicians have used the device presented in the paper on mannequin, and the operating time and ease were observed to have improved.

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Ritesh, K. , Raunak, B. and Subramanian, C. (2014) Advanced Suction Device with Continuous Oxygen Supply for Performing Meconium Suction and Identical Procedures. Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, 7, 988-993. doi: 10.4236/jbise.2014.712096.

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