This RCT clearly shows the benefits of immediate postoperative airway humidification by means of an HME over the use of an EH after TLE. This study therefore underlines that HMEs presently can be considered the better option for early postoperative airway humidification after TLE.
Service d'ORL et de Chirurgie Cervico-Faciale, Hopital Robert Debré, Reims, France.
Laryngoscope. 2012 Feb;122(2):275-81
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