Women are at greater risk than men for malpositioning of the endotracheal tube after emergent intubation.

@article{Schwartz1994WomenAA,
  title={Women are at greater risk than men for malpositioning of the endotracheal tube after emergent intubation.},
  author={David R. Schwartz and Jeffery A. Lieberman and Neal H. Cohen},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={22 7},
  pages={1127-31}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate the occurrence of endotracheal tube malpositioning after emergent intubation in critically ill adults and to determine the need for a routine postintubation chest radiography to assess endotracheal tube position. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING All adult critical care and acute care units of a 560-bed university teaching hospital. PATIENTS Study of 297 consecutive intubations (185 intubations in males and 112 intubations in females) in 238 adult patients… CONTINUE READING