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Deepak Dwivedi, Vidhu Bhatnagar, Urvashi Tandon, Kavitha Jinjil
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September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Azho Kezo, Rajendra D Patel, Shraddha Mathkar, Sonal Butada
BACKGROUND: We report the management of two patents from the Indian subcontinent with extrahepatic portal vein obstruction presenting with anticipated difficult airway. A Macintosh blade was used to secure the airway after using various instruments designed for difficult airway. To the best of our knowledge, no case has previously been reported in which a Macintosh blade was used successfully in patients with extrahepatic portal vein obstruction with a difficult airway. CASE PRESENTATION: Two women (case 1 and case 2) of South Asian ethnicity with extrahepatic portal vein obstruction presented for an elective splenorenal shunt...
2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
I Hunter, V Ramanathan, P Balasubramanian, D A Evans, J G Hardman, R A McCahon
In addition to being effective and easy to learn how to use, the ideal laryngoscope should be associated with minimal reduction in skill performance during gaps in practice over time. We compared the time taken to intubate the trachea of a manikin by novice medical students immediately after training, and then after 1 month, with no intervening practice. We designed a two-period, four-group, randomised, cross-over trial to compare the Macintosh, Venner(™) A.P. Advance(™) with difficult airway blade, C-MAC(®) with D-Blade and Airtraq(®) with wireless video-viewer...
October 2016: Anaesthesia
A Fadrique, C Bartolomé, M F Manzano, F Buisán
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 12, 2016: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
Nobuo Jimi, Kaoru Izumi, Rieko Sumiyoshi, Keiichiro Mizuno
Central core disease (CCD) is a dominantly inherited congenital myopathy. CCD is also associated with muscular and skeletal abnormalities such as abnormal curvature of the spine (scoliosis), hip dislocation, and joint deformities. CCD and malignant hyperthermia (MH) are both associated with mutations in the ryanodine receptor on chromosome 19q13.1. An 11-year-old boy with CCD complicated with severe scoliosis was scheduled for spinal fusion surgery under general anesthesia. Furthermore, he had trismus caused by temporomandibular contracture...
June 2016: Masui. the Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology
Ayten Saraçoğlu, Didem Dal, Ömer Baygın, Fevzi Yılmaz Göğüş
OBJECTIVE: Training students on simulators before allowing their direct contact with patients is well accepted. There is no clinical or manikin-based simulation study in the literature comparing tracheal intubation with Airtraq, laryngeal mask airway (LMA) CTrach and Macintosh laryngoscopes performed by medical students having no prior intubation experience. METHODS: After obtaining written informed consents, 123 participants were included in the study. The participants were asked to intubate the manikin five times with each device randomly...
April 2016: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
Zehra İpek Arslan, Canan Turna, Nevin Esra Gümüş, Kamil Toker, Mine Solak
OBJECTIVE: Glidescope and Airtraq were designed for facilitating intubation and for teaching regarding the airway anatomy. We aimed to evaluate their efficacy in normal airway, tongue oedema and face-to-face orotracheal intubation models when used by novice personnel. METHODS: After the local human research ethics committee approval, 36 medical students who were in the beginning of their third year were enrolled in this study. After watching a video regarding intubation using one of these devices, the students intubated a paediatric manikin with a Glidescope or Airtraq via the normal airway, tongue oedema and face-to-face approach...
April 2016: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
John W Hafner, Blake W Perkins, Joshua D Korosac, Alayna K Bucher, Jean C Aldag, Kelly L Cox
OBJECTIVE: This study attempts to determine if newer indirect laryngoscopes or intubating devices are superior to a standard laryngoscope for intubation success among helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) personnel. METHODS: Flight nurses and paramedics intubated standardized mannequins with a normal airway, a trauma airway, and a difficult airway using a standard laryngoscope, a gum elastic bougie, the Airtraq laryngoscope (King System Corp, Noblesville, IN), the Glidescope Ranger laryngoscope (Verathon Inc, Bothell, WA), and the S...
May 2016: Air Medical Journal
Bradley J Hindman, Ricardo B Fontes, Robert P From, Vincent C Traynelis, Michael M Todd, Christian M Puttlitz, Brandon G Santoni
OBJECTIVE With application of the forces of intubation, injured (unstable) cervical segments may move more than they normally do, which can result in spinal cord injury. The authors tested whether, during endotracheal intubation, intervertebral motion of an injured C3-4 cervical segment 1) is greater than that in the intact (stable) state and 2) differs when a high- or low-force laryngoscope is used. METHODS Fourteen cadavers underwent 3 intubations using force-sensing laryngoscopes while simultaneous cervical spine motion was recorded with lateral fluoroscopy...
May 27, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
Łukasz Szarpak, Katarzyna Karczewska, Łukasz Czyżewski, Zenon Truszewski, Andrzej Kurowski
OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that the Airtraq laryngoscope (Airtraq LLC, Bonita Springs, Fla) is beneficial for intubation of pediatric manikins while performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). In the present study, we evaluated the effectiveness of the Macintosh (MAC) laryngoscope (HEINE Optotechnik, Munich, Germany) and Airtraq in 3 simulated CPR scenarios. METHODS: A randomized crossover simulation trial was designed. Eighty-three nurses intubated the trachea of a PediaSIM CPR training manikin (FCAE HealthCare, Sarasota, Fla) using the MAC and Airtraq in a normal airway scenario, normal airway with chest compression scenario, and difficult airway with chest compression scenario...
May 25, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
Srivishnu Vardhan Yallapragada, Mrunalini Parasa, Nagendra Nath Vemuri, Mastan Saheb Shaik
CONTEXT: Airtraq™ (Prodol Meditec, Vizcaya, Spain) is a recently developed laryngoscope, which facilitates easy visualization of glottis through a matrix of sequentially arranged lenses and mirrors. In this observatory study, we sought to compare the ease of tracheal intubation with Airtraq™ and Macintosh laryngoscope when performed by 2(nd) year postgraduate residents of Anesthesiology in NRI Medical College, Mangalagiri. AIMS: To compare the ease of tracheal intubation by Airtraq™ laryngoscope with that by Macintosh laryngoscope among the 2(nd) year postgraduate residents of anesthesiology in terms of time taken for intubation and the rise of rate-pressure product (RPP) with intubation...
May 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Mohamed R El Tahan, Abdulmohsen A Al-Ghamdi, Alaa Khidr, Ihab S Gaarour
BACKGROUND: The King VisionTM (KVL) and Airtraq® may reduce the time to double lumen tube (DLT) intubation compared with the GlideScope® and Macintosh in simulated easy and difficult airways. METHODS: Twenty-one consented staff anaesthesiologists who had limited prior experience in using videolaryngoscopes for DLT intubation were assigned randomly to insert a DLT using the Macintosh, GlideScope®, Airtraq® and KVL on easy and difficult airway simulators in a randomized crossover order...
May 12, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
Chao Sun, Fu-Shan Xue, Gao-Pu Liu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 5, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
Amit Shah, Apeksh Patwa, Apeksha Patwa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
Manuel Ángel Gómez-Ríos, Stephan Pinegger, María de Carrillo Mantilla, Lucia Vizcaino, Purísima Barreto-Calvo, Michael J Paech, David Gómez-Ríos, Beatriz López-Calviño
OBJECTIVE: Several devices can aid nasotracheal intubation when managing difficult airways. The McGrath MAC and Airtraq NT were compared with a Macintosh laryngoscope when studying the performance of anaesthetists with different levels of experience, in a manikin model of easy or difficult airway scenarios. METHODS: Sixty-three anaesthetists were recruited into a randomised trial in which each performed nasotracheal intubation with all laryngoscopes, in both scenarios...
May 2016: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
M Kleine-Brueggeney, R Greif, P Schoettker, G L Savoldelli, S Nabecker, L G Theiler
BACKGROUND: Videolaryngoscopes are aggressively marketed, but independent evaluation in difficult airways is scarce. This multicentre, prospective randomized controlled trial evaluates six videolaryngoscopes in patients with a simulated difficult airway. METHODS: With ethics committee approval and written informed consent, 12 senior anaesthetists intubated the trachea of 720 patients. A cervical collar limited mouth opening and neck movement, making intubation difficult...
May 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Abdulmohsen A Al-Ghamdi, Mohamed R El Tahan, Alaa M Khidr
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that the use of the channelled King VisionTM and Airtraq® would shorten the time for tracheal intubation compared with the Macintosh or GlideScope® laryngoscopes in patients with normal airways. METHODS: Eighty-six patients were randomly assigned to intubate the trachea using either the Macintosh (n=22), Glidescope® (n=21), Airtraq® (n=21), or King VisionTM (n=22) laryngoscope. The primary outcome was the time to tracheal intubation...
April 22, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
Gómez-Ríos Má, E Freire-Vila, M J Criado-Alonso, M C Fernández-Goti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
H Schröder, N Zoremba, R Rossaint, K Deusser, C Stoppe, M Coburn, A Rieg, G Schälte
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to compare visualisation of the vocal cords and performance of intubation by anaesthetists using four different laryngoscopes while wearing full chemical protective equipment. SETTING: Medical simulation center of a university hospital, department of anaesthesiology. PARTICIPANTS: 42 anaesthetists (15 females and 27 males) completed the trial. The participants were grouped according to their professional education as anaesthesiology residents with experience of <2 years or <5 years, or as anaesthesiology specialists with experience of >5 years...
2016: BMJ Open
Pierre-Géraud Claret, Renaud Asencio, Damien Rogier, Claire Roger, Philippe Fournier, Tu-Anh Tran, Mustapha Sebbane, Xavier Bobbia, Jean Emmanuel de La Coussaye
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance of orotracheal intubation with the Miller laryngoscope compared with the Airtraq laryngoscope by emergency and pediatric physicians wearing CBRN-PPE type III on infant manikins with conventional airway. We hypothesized that in this situation, the orotracheal intubation with the Airtraq laryngoscope would be faster and more effective than with the Miller laryngoscope. METHODS: This was a prospective, randomized, crossover, single-center study who recruited emergency department physicians on a voluntary basis...
2016: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
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