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prehospital trauma mortality AND bmi

Emmanuel Caruana, Fran├žois-Xavier Duchateau, Carole Cornaglia, Marie-Laure Devaud, Romain Pirracchio
BACKGROUND: Prehospital tracheal intubation (TI) is associated with morbidity and mortality, particularly in cases of difficult intubation. The goal of the present study was to describe factors associated with TI related complications in the prehospital setting. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study including all patients intubated on scene in a prehospital emergency medical service over a 4 year period. TI related complications included oxygen desaturation, aspiration, vomiting, bronchospasm and/or laryngospasm, and mechanical complications (mainstem intubation, oesophageal intubation and airway lesion- that is, dental or laryngeal trauma caused by the laryngoscope)...
November 2015: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
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