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TaperGuard™ Evac Oral Tracheal Tube

Features and Benefits:

  • Provides excellent protection against microaspiration and VAP
  • Incorporates a taper-shaped cuff that reduces microaspiration by an average of 90% compared to the Mallinckrodt™ Hi-Lo tracheal tube.4
  • Combines the taper-shaped cuff with the proven Mallinckrodt™ Evac technology, providing subglottic secretion drainage (or CASS). The Mallinckrodt™ Evac endotracheal tube technology has been shown to help reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).
  • By reducing the number of microaspiration events past the cuff, the TaperGuard™ evac oral tracheal tube may further reduce the risk of pulmonary complications associated with microaspiration, compared to the Mallinckrodt™ Hi-Lo tracheal tube
  • Potentially improves patient outcomes.1-3


1  FDA 510(k) clearance.

2  Dullenkopf et al. Fluid leakage past tracheal tube cuffs: Evaluation of the new Microcuff endotracheal tube. Intensive Care Med. 2003; 29:1849-1853.

3 Mecca et al. Benchtop comparison: Fluid sealing performance of barrel-shaped versus taper-shaped polyvinyl chloride (PVC) high-volume, low-pressure endotracheal tubs cuffs. October 2008.

4  Internal animal testing July 2009.

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