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Endotracheal intubation is a procedure by which a tube is inserted through the mouth down into the trachea. Intubation is done under deep sedation, or in emergency situations (the patient is often unconscious at the time of the procedures. The purpose of the endotracheal tube is to allow air to pass to and from the lungs for ventilation. Complications of intubation include brain damage, cardiac arrest, pneumonia, ARDS, pneumothorax, or death.
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