Journal of Surgery

ISSN: [Jurnalul de chirurgie]
ISSN: 1584-9341

Open Access

Graham Overstreet

Ethicon, Inc. Cincinnati OH, 4545 Creek Rd, Blue Ash, OH 45242, USA

  • Research Article   
    A Comparison of Flow Rates and Noise Levels for Two Commercial Smoke Evacuators
    Author(s): Shawn K. Horner, Graham Overstreet, Jeffrey W. Clymer* and Crystal D. Ricketts

    Background: Electrosurgical smoke can interfere with visibility in the surgical field and can potentially be a harmful irritant to operating room staff. Smoke evacuators with adequate flow rates can reduce smoke at the surgical site, but their acceptance into practice has been slow, in part due to their noise. This study compared the Megadyne Smoke Evacuator to a conventional device in terms of flow rate and noise levels. Methods: In the first series of tests, the Megadyne Smoke Evacuator was compared to a conventional device for noise levels at full flow rates and at comparable flow rates. In the second series, using the conventional smoke evacuator, the Megadyne Telescoping Smoke Evacuation Pencil was compared to the conventional pencil for noise levels at a comparable flow rate. Results: The Megadyne.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37421/1584-9341.2023.19.94

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