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High volume low pressure cuffed endotracheal tubes (ETTs) are being used with increasing frequency in neonates during anaesthesia and in paediatric intensive care units (PICUs). The incidence of use of cuffed ETTs in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) is unknown.
To our knowledge, there are three survey reports on the incidence of use of cuffed ETTs in young children. In a French survey, Orliaguet et al1 reported that 25% of paediatric anaesthetic respondents used cuffed ETTs ‘routinely’ and 38% used them ‘frequently’. Flynn et al2 reported that only 5% PICU and 7% anaesthetic respondents ‘routinely’ used cuffed ETTs in neonates and infants in Britain. Nishisaki et al3 reported that 90% of intubations across 15 PICUs in North America were with cuffed ETTs.
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