Airway Resistances of Blom-Singer® and PanjeTM Low Pressure Tracheoesophageal Puncture Prostheses Airway resistances were calculated for two newly commercialized tracheoesophageal (TE) puncture prostheses: the PanjeTM Low Pressure Voice Button and the Blom-Singer® Low Pressure device. The airway resistances of newly commercialized PanjeTM Low Pressure devices could not be distinguished from those calculated for previously commercialized, Regular Pressure Voice Button devices. Airway ... Brief Report
Brief Report  |   May 01, 1986
Airway Resistances of Blom-Singer® and PanjeTM Low Pressure Tracheoesophageal Puncture Prostheses
 
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Brief Report   |   May 01, 1986
Airway Resistances of Blom-Singer® and PanjeTM Low Pressure Tracheoesophageal Puncture Prostheses
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1986, Vol. 51, 169-172. doi:10.1044/jshd.5102.169
History: Received September 17, 1985 , Accepted January 23, 1986
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1986, Vol. 51, 169-172. doi:10.1044/jshd.5102.169
History: Received September 17, 1985; Accepted January 23, 1986

Airway resistances were calculated for two newly commercialized tracheoesophageal (TE) puncture prostheses: the PanjeTM Low Pressure Voice Button and the Blom-Singer® Low Pressure device. The airway resistances of newly commercialized PanjeTM Low Pressure devices could not be distinguished from those calculated for previously commercialized, Regular Pressure Voice Button devices. Airway resistances of Blom-Singer® Low Pressure devices increased systematically as a function of flow rate. Findings are compared with existing data to provide readers with an opportunity to evaluate the relative efficiency of air shunting among contemporary TE puncture prostheses. Results are interpreted in relation to their implications for selecting surgical-prosthetic options for laryngectomized patients.

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