The Esophocclude: Temporary Esophagus Occlusion for Emergent Intubation

Gastric aspiration is a devastating complication of intubation and other clinical scenarios. An estimated 3.5% of intubations result in aspiration. 8-10% of affected patients die, and others experience repeated lung infections. Worse, it is underreported and misdiagnosed. The Esophocclude is a medical device that functions to prevent inadvertent flow of gastric contents into the lungs during emergent endotracheal intubation.