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A 24-year-old female asked:

Indication for et intubation during general anaesthesia include:a.alcohol intoxicationb.active tbc.small bowel obstructiond.pregnancye.hiv infect?

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 32 years experience
Not correct: Intubation during anesthesia is done to control and protect the patient during the operation. Some of the items you mentioned would go ahead a lead towards intubation, but not pregnancy and HIV status. This would depend on the surgery that was being performed.
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