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, cilt.27, ss.178-182, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5174/tutfd.2008.01535.1
  • Dergi Adı: TRAKYA UNIVERSITESI TIP FAKULTESI DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.178-182

Özet

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.