Fearnley et al. Elective use of the Ventrain for upper airway obstruction during high frequency jet ventilation. J Clin Case Rep 2016

Dr. Fearnley and colleagues reported the elective use of Ventrain in a patient with post radiation fibrosis that had previously prevented passive expiration during attempted high frequency jet ventilation. Ventrain was found simple and easy to use and provided perfectly adequate transtracheal ventilation for > 1 hour, allowing laser resection of the stenosis. They have used our transtracheal catheter Cricath, which was found kink resistant. Ventrain has now become their first choice device when emergency needle cricothyroidotomy is performed.