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Clinical Study

Comparison of Pressure Changes by Head and Neck Position between High-Volume Low-Pressure and Taper-Shaped Cuffs: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Table 1

Patient characteristics of each group presented as mean ± SD or number of patients. HVLP group: trachea was secured with a high-volume and low-pressure cuffed tracheal tube; Taper group: trachea was secured with taper cuffed tracheal tube.

HVLP group
Taper group

Age (years)61.8 ± 12.964.9 ± 12.7
Gender (male/female)10/1010/10
Body weight (kg)59.4 ± 13.757.3 ± 7.9
Height (cm)161.6 ± 7.5159.5 ± 9.9
BMI (kg/m2)22.6 ± 4.622.5 ± 2.5
Mallampati score (1/2/3/4)8/11/1/07/12/1/0
Cormack-Lehane grade (1/2/3/4)11/8/1/09/11/0/0
Tracheal tube size (7.0/7.5/8.0/8.5)2/11/6/13/7/8/2

BMI: body mass index.
ASA: American Society of Anesthesiologists.

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