Impact of endotracheal tube size on preextubation respiratory variables.

PURPOSE Many parameters have been evaluated to predict successful extubation. These are all affected by extrapulmonary variables. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of endotracheal tube (ETT) size on preextubation predictors of successful extubation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-two intubated and mechanically ventilated subjects were… CONTINUE READING