Cuffed vs Uncuffed Endotracheal Tubes in Young Children

Modern high-volume, low-pressure cuffs are not associated with postextubation stridor. Concern about pressure-related subglottic injury from cuffed endotracheal tubes in young children has led to mixed recommendations and controversy about their use. Previous research with older high-pressure cuffed tubes demonstrated an unacceptably high incidence of complications, including subglottic stenosis. In a... Read more..