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Figure 1: Preparation of endotracheal tube in Group B. (a) A long sterile silk suture was taken and is tied to the tip of a disposable stylet using a loose knot. (b) The stylet was inserted into ETT and taken out through its distal end. The knot of suture is loosened. (c) To create a loop around distal end of ETT, suture was inserted back into the lumen of tube through the Murphy's eye with its end brought out again through distal end of ETT. Now the suture is tied back to the tip of stylet. (d) The stylet with silk suture tied to its tip is then withdrawn out from lumen of ETT. Both ends of silk sutures are now protruding from proximal end of ET. (e) The loop of suture at distal end of ETT to control its curvature by gentle traction on ends of suture protruding through proximal end

Figure 1: Preparation of endotracheal tube in Group B. (a) A long sterile silk suture was taken and is tied to the tip of a disposable stylet using a loose knot. (b) The stylet was inserted into ETT and taken out through its distal end. The knot of suture is loosened. (c) To create a loop around distal end of ETT, suture was inserted back into the lumen of tube through the Murphy's eye with its end brought out again through distal end of ETT. Now the suture is tied back to the tip of stylet. (d) The stylet with silk suture tied to its tip is then withdrawn out from lumen of ETT. Both ends of silk sutures are now protruding from proximal end of ET. (e) The loop of suture at distal end of ETT to control its curvature by gentle traction on ends of suture protruding through proximal end