Comparison of cuffed and uncuffed endotracheal tubes in young children during general anesthesia.

@article{Khine1997ComparisonOC,
  title={Comparison of cuffed and uncuffed endotracheal tubes in young children during general anesthesia.},
  author={Htay Khine and David H Corddry and Robert G Kettrick and Troy M. Martin and John Mccloskey and Josephine B. Rose and Mary C. Theroux and Michael Zagnoev},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={86 3},
  pages={627-31; discussion 27A}
}
BACKGROUND Uncuffed endotracheal tubes are routinely used in young children. This study tests a formula for selecting appropriately sized cuffed endotracheal tubes and compares the use of cuffed versus uncuffed endotracheal tubes for patients whose lungs are mechanically ventilated during anesthesia. METHODS Full-term newborns and children (n = 488) through 8 yr of age who required general anesthesia and tracheal intubation were assigned randomly to receive either a cuffed tube sized by a new… CONTINUE READING
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