nasotracheal tube


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Noun1.nasotracheal tube - a tube inserted into the trachea through the nose and pharynx; used to deliver oxygen
endotracheal tube - a catheter that is inserted into the trachea through the mouth or nose in order to maintain an open air passage or to deliver oxygen or to permit the suctioning of mucus or to prevent aspiration of the stomach contents
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Risk factors that are associated with increased incidence of VAP are body position, state of consciousness, enteral nutrition, prior exposure to antibiotics, use of a nasotracheal tube and pre-existing conditions such as acute respiratory distress syndrome (4).
HK Baddoo et al studied cuff inflation to aid nasotracheal intubation using the C-MAC video laryngoscope in 5 consecutive patients needing nasotracheal intubation and found that cuff inflation of the nasotracheal tube helps direct the tube anteriorly towards the glottis, thus facilitating intubation.
Foot length has been suggested as a reliable and reproducible predictor of nasotracheal tube length (11).
(7) However preexisting intranasal abnormalities, such as an enlarged inferior turbinate or a septal spur, by redirecting the nasotracheal tube higher into the nasal cavity increase the risk of middle turbinate trauma.
Recommended methods include application of adrenaline [5], use of a smaller tracheal tube, use of a gastric tube or a suction tube for guidance [6, 7], softening the tracheal tube with warm water [8], and redesigning the nasotracheal tube tip [9-12].
We found that the most frequent position of nasotracheal tube was tracheal followed by esophageal and anterior positions.
[3] For neonate, foot length is a predictor of nasotracheal tube length and same has also statistically significant correlation with crown to heel length and weight for pre terms and full terms including low birth weight.