Post-extubation stridor is the presence inspiratory noise post-extubation indicated narrowing of the airway (can be supraglottic, but usually glottic and infraglottic)
Complete obstruction of the upper airway occurs when there is inability to talk, cough or breath. Apnea and cyanosis are present and paradoxical respirations may be noted.
Stridor = sound on inspiration associated with airway narrowing; stridor at rest implies a reduction in airway diameter of >50%
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