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Maharaj, CH,Costello, JF,McDonnell, JG,Harte, BH,Laffey, JG
2007
June
Anaesthesia
The Airtraq (R) as a rescue airway device following failed direct laryngoscopy: a case series
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EMERGENCY TRACHEAL INTUBATION CLOSED CLAIMS ANALYSIS MACINTOSH LARYNGOSCOPE DIFFICULT-AIRWAY NOVICE PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT MANNEQUIN
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We report the successful use of the Airtraq((R)) as a rescue device following failed direct laryngoscopy, in patients deemed at increased risk for difficult tracheal intubation. In a series of seven patients, repeated attempts at direct laryngoscopy with the Macintosh blade, and the use of manoeuvres to aid intubation, such as the gum elastic bougie placement, were unsuccessful. In contrast, with the Airtraq((R)) device, each patient's trachea was successfully intubated on the first attempt. This report underlines the utility of the Airtraq device in these patients.
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2044.2007.05036.x
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