The development of endotracheal tubes
over the years has aimed at enhancing their function and minimising the complications of their use.
Based on the assumption of an incidence around 4%, 33 patients have to be intubated using an endotracheal tube
with SSD to prevent VAP in one patient.
Cuffed endotracheal tubes
in children reduce sevoflurance and medical gas consumption and related costs.
Difficulty inserting cuffed endotracheal tubes
in a child.
Position in Pediatrics and Neo ates: Comparison Between Flexible Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy and Chest Radiograph.
Thomas, "Increases in endotracheal tube
resistance are unpredictable relative to duration of intubation," Chest, vol.
Lin et al., "Trachway video intubating stylet allows for optimization of electromyographic endotracheal tube
placement for monitored thyroidectomy," Gland Surgery, vol.
To the best of our knowledge, apart from a small pilot study16 done in India, this is the only study reporting the use of BiPAP therapy through endotracheal tube
in unconscious COPD patients.
It also provides protection against the occurrence and severity of sore-throat after tracheal extubation.12,13 Some studies have shown that application of betamethasone gel on the endotracheal tube
before insertion significantly reduces the incidence of sore throat.1,14 Lidocaine gel is also used in many centres during tracheal intubation to prevent POST.4,15 The current study was planned to see the effect of application of betamethasone gel on the endotracheal tube
regarding the development of sore throat post-operatively, taking application of lidocaine gel alone on the endotracheal tube
as a gold standard.
Oral to nasal endotracheal tube
exchanges have been described using various techniques.
Caption: FIGURE 2: Blood impacted endotracheal tube
Suction of oral cavity and endotracheal tube
with separate suction catheters using infection control rules.