Endotracheal tube position in the infant

Lawrence R. Kuhns*, Andrew K. Poznanski

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The locations of endotracheal tubes were assessed radiographically in 36 of 52 intubated infants during a 11/2 year period. In 18 of the 36 patients for whom there were radiographs, the endotrached tubes were in one of the bronchi. Eleven of these 18 patients developed atelectasis. The effects of head motion and respiration on the position of the tube were also evaluated. Suggestions are given to ensure proper placement of an endotracheal tube and for maintenance of the tube in the trachea.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)991-996
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of pediatrics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1971

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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