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i. Specially shaped pieces of sheet metal attached to the leading edge of the wings to increase camber and to improve slow-speed handling characteristics.
ii. A thin, sheet metal, airfoil-shaped covering over the shank of a propeller blade, which forces air through the cowling of an air-cooled engine.
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The present randomised active-controlled single-blinded study was designed to compare the ET tube exchange rate between neonates undergoing surgery under general anaesthesia using either cuffed ET tube or uncuffed ET tube.
In our 7-year-old female patient with Down syndrome reported herein, a smaller size cuffed ETT (ID 4.5 mm or 4.0 mm) could have been used instead of one with an ID of 5.0 mm during the first intubation.
Cooper JD, Grillo HC 1969 Experimental production and prevention of injury due to cuffed tracheal tubes Surgeiy, Gynecology and Obstetrics 129 (6) 1235-1241
Sported by the likes of Sugababes' singer Amelle Berrabah and The Hills actresses Audrina Patridge and Whitney Port, the cuffed sandal is versatile and perfect for adding a touch of style to any outfit.
Ulcerative TOF that occurs in patients with cuffed TT in situ for prolonged periods usually becomes symptomatic within 4 weeks.
Cuffed endotracheal tubes (ETTs) are used in adults and more recently in children (1) to ensure that the airway is protected, and to prevent air leakage between the wall of the trachea and the ETT during positive-pressure ventilation.