Uncuffed endotracheal tubes should not be used in seriously burned children

  title={Uncuffed endotracheal tubes should not be used in seriously burned children},
  author={R. Sheridan},
  journal={Pediatric Critical Care Medicine},
  • R. Sheridan
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Objective: To document a complication associated with placement of uncuffed endotracheal tubes in seriously burned children. Design: Retrospective review. Setting: Verified pediatric burn center. Patients/Subjects: Acutely burned children requiring urgent replacement of uncuffed endotracheal tubes with cuffed endotracheal tubes over a 5-yr period. Interventions: In all children, the reason behind the need for urgent tube change was uncontrollable air leak, despite properly sized uncuffed… Expand
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