Endotracheal tube cuff-small important part of a big issue

Shai Efrati, Israel Deutsch, Gabriel M. Gurman

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    Many of the complications related to prolonged ventilation are related to inappropriate handling of endotracheal tube (ETT) cuff. This article reviews the possible complications associated with the ETT cuff, and the landmark development made in that field. The article challenges the present paradigm of cuff use and reviews the current clinical practice in that area.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)53-60
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - 1 Feb 2012


    • Cuff
    • Endotracheal tube
    • Pressure
    • Suction
    • Ventilation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Health Informatics
    • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
    • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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