Goldilocks and endotracheal tube cuff pressure management: Not too high, not too low. Just right …

P D Gopalan


Great strides have been made in airway management and respiratory support since the first documented case of endotracheal intubation by Hippocrates (460 - 379 BCE). Today, endotracheal intubation is almost a routine component of the management of the majority of patients being cared for in our intensive care units.

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P D Gopalan, Discipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, School of Clinical Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

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Southern African Journal of Critical Care 2019;35(1):2-3. DOI:10.7196/SAJCC.2019.v35i1.401

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Date submitted: 2019-08-15
Date published: 2019-08-15

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