Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering
Joint Journal of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering in VDE and the Austrian and Swiss Societies for Biomedical Engineering
Editor-in-Chief: Dössel, Olaf
Editorial Board: Augat, Peter / Buzug, Thorsten M. / Haueisen, Jens / Jockenhoevel, Stefan / Knaup-Gregori, Petra / Kraft, Marc / Lenarz, Thomas / Leonhardt, Steffen / Malberg, Hagen / Penzel, Thomas / Plank, Gernot / Radermacher, Klaus M. / Schkommodau, Erik / Stieglitz, Thomas / Urban, Gerald A.
CiteScore 2018: 0.47
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2018: 0.377
Investigation of balloon dilation devices for treatment of Eustachian tube dysfunction
The presented three different balloon dilation devices for treating Eustachian tube dysfunction were compared regarding their geometries and designs. The balloon dilation behaviour was investigated by an in vitro test setup consisting of a test chamber with 37 °C water, a 2-axis laser scanner and a pressure controller. All balloons could be properly dilated up to the given nominal pressure (NP) or to rated burst pressure (RBP). The balloons reached their expected balloon diameter and length. The compliance data were 1.07 %/atm (TubaVent short), 1.16 %/atm (Acclarent Aera) and 1.28 %/atm (XprESS LoProfile). The measured profile and compliance data can be used for development of new devices for balloon dilation Eustachian tuboplasty.
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