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Esophageal Manometry for Airway Protection (EMAP)

Decreasing the Risk of Aspiration and Respiratory Compromise

Principal Investigator: Stanley J. Rogers, M.D.
Team Members: Michael Goff, John Cello, Rachel McKay



During the early emergence from anesthesia, a patient’s aspiration risk is high as the airway protection is diminished. Post anesthesia respiratory problems are more common in patients over 50 years of age and those undergoing certain types of procedures, including upper abdominal surgery, gastrointestinal endoscopy, neurosurgery, and head and neck procedures.



The EMAP technology is a convenient addition to current quantitative monitoring of recovery from neuromuscular blockade which promises to reduce critical respiratory events and subsequent anesthesia malpractice claims. This safety device has the ability to detect potential problems and minimize risk and will take the guesswork out of the timing of extubation.



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