Tracheal tube cuff pressure monitor, a small hand-held device, is the ideal method for objective measurement of cuff pressures. Tracheal intubation consists of a routine part of anaesthetic practice both in the operating theatre as well as in critical care settings. Securing and maintaining airway and ventilating the patients by placement of endotracheal tube is common practice in the operation theater for delivery of general anesthesia and in the critical care settings. The endotracheal tube cuff is to seal the airway, which prevents aspiration and leaks of pharyngeal contents into the trachea during ventilation. Insufficient cuff pressure leads to pulmonary aspiration of oropharyngeal content, and excessive cuff pressure decreases tracheal capillary perfusion, thus to maintain normal tracheal mucosal perfusion pressure (standard being 30mm Hg) is important. Some of the commercially available tracheal tube cuff pressure monitor includes PressureEasy Cuff Pressure Controller, Endotest pressure monitor, VBM Cuff manometer etc.
The global Tracheal tube cuff pressure monitor market is segmented based on type, end-user, systems, area of application, and geography. On the basis of type, the market is divided into reusable and single-use disposable cuff pressure monitors. The disposable segment is expected to hold a significant share of the market as it reduces the potential risk for infection and other sterilization issues. The ease of use and elimination of the possibility of cross-contamination will help this segment grow significantly in the future. On the basis of end-user users, the market is divided into adult and pediatric patient groups. There are fundamental anatomical differences between the airway of an adult and an infant. They need special pressure monitors to check the pressure of either uncuffed tracheal tube or high-volume, the low-pressure cuff of the tracheal tube. In pediatric populations, decreased necessity for tracheotomy due to vaccinations against common bacteria and need for short-term ventilatory support, use of endotracheal intubation is constantly increasing, so as the use of cuff pressure monitors with a higher share than cuff pressure monitors in adults. Depending on the systems used, the cuff pressure monitors are sub-segmented as an analog and digital cuff pressure monitors. Analog types measure rate changes visible even from long distance, they are independent of any energy source, and hence they are highly reliable under any circumstances like outdoor, transport, etc., however, Digital pressure monitors is expected to grow at high CAGR during the forecast period because it provides fast as well as precise reading. On the basis of area of application of the market is segmented into clinical, pre-hospital, and ICU environments. The use of pressure monitors in the ICU setting is critical. Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the leading cause of mortality in ICU due to micro-aspiration of potentially infectious secretions through microchannels formed from infolding of redundant cuff material after inflation. Cuff pressure management reduces tracheal ischemia and subsequent complications. This area is gaining increasing attention, hence Cuff pressure monitoring in ICU environment segment will gain the highest share in the market.
Geographically the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America dominates the global market in terms of revenue owing to high per capita health care expenditure in the region and a large number of patients suffering from respiratory diseases. The market in the Asia Pacific is expected to register an increasing incidence of respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other infections of the respiratory tract, especially in countries such as India, China, and Japan. This is expected to create a large patient pool requiring mechanical ventilation, leading to an increase in the consumption of tracheal tubes and cuff pressure monitors.
Some of the market players operating in the market include Ambu A/S., VBM Medizintechnik GmbH, Hospitech Respiration LTD, Hamilton Medical, Smiths Medical ASD, Teleflex medical, Pylant Medical, Trachoe technic, Medtronic and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited.