The Effect of Vitamin E-Coated Tracheotomy Cannula on Tracheal Reactive Oxygen Species


Sari M., Yazici Z. M. , Oezdemir N., Yanik M., Ueneri C.

TRAKYA UNIVERSITESI TIP FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.27, no.2, pp.178-182, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.5174/tutfd.2008.01535.1
  • Title of Journal : TRAKYA UNIVERSITESI TIP FAKULTESI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.178-182

Abstract

Objectives: latrogenic airway injury after tracheotomy continues to be a serious clinical problem. Tracheotomy tubes can cause severe stomal stenosis in the trachea or infraglottic region. Vitamin E is a scavenger of different free radicals by working as an antioxidant. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of vitamin E-coated tracheotomy tube insertion on the quantity of free radicals in rat tracheal tissue.