Orotracheal Tube Insertion in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants

Gil Amarilyo, Francis B. Mimouni, Asaf Oren, Semen Tsyrkin, Dror Mandel*

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Thirty-one consecutive infants <1000 g at birth were intubated according to Tochen's rule; placement was verified/modified after auscultation and by radiology. Depth measurements were by caliper and radiology. Tochen's rule alone would lead to inadequate tube placement in 47% of infants. Auscultation allows adequate placement in only three-fourths of patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)764-765
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2009


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