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Pejman Pourfakhr, Ailar Ahangari, Farhad Etezadi, Reza Shariat Moharari, Ayat Ahmadi, Negin Saeedi, Atabak Najafi
BACKGROUND: Nasotracheal intubation is commonly performed to provide a secure airway for the maintenance of general anesthesia in maxillofacial surgeries. Routine nasotracheal intubation is performed under general anesthesia by direct laryngoscopy, frequently with the aid of Magill forceps. This method can be time-consuming and may cause bleeding in the field of view. A gum elastic bougie (GEB) is a cheap, slender, and flexible device that could expedite nasotracheal intubation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of a GEB during nasotracheal intubation to facilitate the procedure and reduce the rate of complications...
February 2, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Zehra İpek Arslan, Mine Solak
Objective: Cricoid pressure is useful in fasted patients requiring emergency intubation. We compared the effect of cricoid pressure on laryngeal view during Macintosh, McGrath MAC X-Blade and GlideScope video laryngoscopy. Methods: After obtaining approval from the Human Research Ethics Committee and written informed consent from patients, we enrolled 120 patients (American Society of Anesthesiologists I-II, age 18-65 years) undergoing elective surgery that required endotracheal intubation in this prospective randomised study...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
Yong-Cheol Lee, Jiwon Lee, Je-Do Son, Jae-Yoon Lee, Hyun-Chang Kim
Objective The GlideScope® videolaryngoscope provides a good view of the glottis. However, directing and inserting an endotracheal tube is sometimes difficult during intubation with the GlideScope®. In this study, we compared two GlideScope® stylet angulations (90° vs. 70°) in terms of the time to intubation. Methods In total, 162 patients scheduled for elective surgery under general anaesthesia were randomly assigned to one of two groups. In the 90 group ( n = 79), a 90° stylet was used. In the 70 group ( n = 78), a 70° stylet was used...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
Jee-Eun Chang, Hyerim Kim, Seong-Won Min, Jung-Man Lee, Jung-Hee Ryu, Soohyuk Yoon, Jin-Young Hwang
OBJECTIVE: To compare GlideScope and lighted stylet for double-lumen endobronchial tube (DLT) intubation in terms of intubation time, success rate of first attempt at intubation, difficulty in DLT advancement toward the glottis, and postoperative sore throat and hoarseness. DESIGN: A prospective, randomized study. SETTING: Medical center governed by a university hostpial. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty-two adult patients undergoing thoracic surgery using DLT intubation...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Hongna Fan, Huijuan Cao, Yingjie Sun, Keyan Chen, Yugang Diao, Nan Zhou, Guoquan Yao, Jin Zhou, Tiezheng Zhang
BACKGROUND: We compared the effectiveness and safety of endotracheal intubation using the GlideScope (GS) video laryngoscope, CTrach laryngeal mask airway (LMA), or Shikani optical stylet rigid laryngoscope (SOS) during elective cervical surgery. METHODS: Forty-five patients undergoing elective cervical surgery were randomly and equally assigned to endotracheal intubation via GS, LMA, or SOS airway management. RESULTS: Endotracheal intubation was successfully completed in all patients...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Mohamed R El-Tahan, Alaa M Khidr, Ihab S Gaarour, Saeed A Alshadwi, Talal M Alghamdi, Abdulmohsen Al'ghamdi
OBJECTIVES: To test the hypothesis that laryngoscopy using the Airtraq (Prodol Limited, Viscaya, Spain) or King Vision laryngoscope (KVL) (Ambu A/S, Ballerup, Denmark) would result in a shorter time for successful double-lumen endobronchial tube (DLT) intubation by users with mixed experience than the time required using the Macintosh or GlideScope (Verathon Inc., Bothell, WA) laryngoscopes. DESIGN: A randomized, prospective, blind study. SETTING: A single university hospital...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
R Park, J M Peyton, J E Fiadjoe, A I Hunyady, T Kimball, D Zurakowski, P G Kovatsis
Background: We analysed data from the Paediatric Difficult Intubation Registry examining the use of direct laryngoscopy and GlideScope® videolaryngoscopy. Methods: Data collected by a multicentre, paediatric difficult intubation registry from 1295 patients were analysed. Rates of success and complications between direct laryngoscopy and GlideScope videolaryngoscopy were analysed. Results: Initial (464/877 = 53% vs 33/828 = 4%, Z-test = 22...
November 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Mark M Smith, Timothy Murray, Adam W Amundson
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March 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Jong H Yeom, Mi K Oh, Woo J Shin, Dae W Ahn, Woo J Jeon, Sang Y Cho
PURPOSE: The GlideScope® video laryngoscope (GVL) is widely used for nasotracheal intubation in dental and facial plastic surgery. The angle of the Magill forceps is different from that of the GVL blade, which suggests that the Magill forceps are not the ideal forceps for use with the GVL. The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of the Magill forceps vs vascular forceps for nasotracheal intubation using the GVL. METHODS: This study included 60 patients scheduled to undergo elective surgery requiring nasotracheal intubation...
December 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Matthew C Hernandez, Johnathon M Aho, Martin D Zielinski, Scott P Zietlow, Brian D Kim, David S Morris
BACKGROUND: Prehospital airway management increasingly involves supraglottic airway insertion and a paucity of data evaluates outcomes in trauma populations. We aim to describe definitive airway management in traumatically injured patients who necessitated prehospital supraglottic airway insertion. METHODS: We performed a single institution retrospective review of multisystem injured patients (≥15years) that received prehospital supraglottic airway insertion during 2009 to 2016...
January 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Mansoor Aqil, Mueen Ullah Khan, Saara Mansoor, Saad Mansoor, Rashid Saeed Khokhar, Abdul Sattar Narejo
BACKGROUND: Postoperative sore throat (POST) is a common problem following endotracheal (ET) intubation during general anesthesia. The objective was to compare the incidence and severity of POST during routine intubation with Glidescope (GL) and Macintosh laryngoscope (MCL). METHODS: One hundred forty adult patients ASA I and II with normal airway, scheduled to undergo elective surgery under GA requiring ET intubation were enrolled in this prospective randomized study and were randomly divided in two groups, GL and MCL...
September 12, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
Stephanie Brenman, Sachin Gupta, Stephanie Tseeng
BACKGROUND: An obstructive neck lesion presents an airway challenge for any emergency physician. Retrograde intubation is an infrequently used airway alternative that can be employed in the difficult airway algorithm that requires little training and is less invasive than surgical cricothyrotomy. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a 31-year-old male patient who presented with respiratory distress progressing to respiratory failure from upper airway obstruction. The patient had significant tracheal thickening at the level of the thyroid gland based on a computed tomography report from 3 weeks prior to his presentation...
October 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Kuang-Yi Tseng, I-Cheng Lu, Ya-Chun Shen, Chia-Heng Lin, Po-Nien Chen, Kuang-I Cheng
Nasotracheal intubation (NTI) is usually required in patients undergoing maxillofacial surgery. Though video-scopes have been demonstrated to perform well in oral endotracheal intubation, limited information is available concerning NTI. The aim of the study is to compare the efficiency of video-scopes and the traditional direct laryngoscopy in NTI. One hundred and eight patients scheduled for elective oro-maxillofacial surgery under nasotracheal intubation general anesthesia were randomly allocated into one of 3 groups of GlideScope, Pentax AirWay Scope, or Macintosh laryngoscope respectively...
March 2017: Asian Journal of Anesthesiology
Ryan Hodnick, Tony Zitek, Kellen Galster, Stephen Johnson, Bryan Bledsoe, Daniel Ebbs
OBJECTIVE: The primary goal of this study was to compare paramedic first pass success rate between two different video laryngoscopes and direct laryngoscopy (DL) under simulated prehospital conditions in a cadaveric model. METHODS: This was a non-randomized, group-controlled trial in which five non-embalmed, non-frozen cadavers were intubated under prehospital spinal immobilization conditions using DL and with both the GlideScope Ranger (GL; Verathon Inc, Bothell, Washington USA) and the VividTrac VT-A100 (VT; Vivid Medical, Palo Alto, California USA)...
December 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Abdulhamid Alsaeed, Fahad Bamehriz, Sharaf Eldin, Tareq Alzahrani, Abdullah Alharbi, Abdelazeem Eldawlatly
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The aim of this prospective randomized trial is to compare the quality of reversal of rocuronium with either sugammadex (SUG) versus 2.5 mg or 5 mg neostigmine (NEO). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 110 patients with body mass index >40 underwent elective gastric sleeve surgery were enrolled in this study. Exclusion criteria included patients with co-existing muscular and cardiovascular diseases. Patients were randomly allocated to one of the following groups: group A (SUG), Group B (NEO 2...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
Matthew C Wallace, SSgt Tyler Britton, Robbie Meek, Sharon Walsh-Hart, Col Todd E Carter, Steven J Lisco
BACKGROUND: The critically ill or injured patient undergoing military medical evacuation may require emergent intubation. Intubation may be life-saving, but it carries risks. The novice or infrequent laryngoscopist has a distinct disadvantage because experience is critical for the rapid and safe establishment of a secured airway. This challenge is compounded by the austere environment of the back of an aircraft under blackout conditions. This study determined which of five different video-assisted intubation devices (VAIDs) was best suited for in-flight use by U...
2017: Military Medical Research
John C Sakles, Matthew J K Douglas, Cameron D Hypes, Asad E Patanwala, Jarrod M Mosier
BACKGROUND: Patients with difficult airways are sometimes encountered in the emergency department (ED), however, there is a little data available regarding their management. OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence, management, and outcomes of patients with predicted difficult airways in the ED. METHODS: Over the 1-year period from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, data were prospectively collected on all patients intubated in an academic ED. After each intubation, the operator completed an airway management data form...
August 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Onur Balaban, Mumin Hakim, Hina Walia, Dmitry Tumin, Meredith Lind, Joseph D Tobias
OBJECTIVE: Direct laryngoscopy (DL) is the most common technique for endotracheal intubation, whereas videolaryngoscopy provides an indirect view of the glottis without the need to align the oral, pharyngeal, and tracheal axes. The current study compares videolaryngoscopy with DL among experienced and inexperienced users for endotracheal intubation using a pediatric manikin. METHODS: Participants performed DL using Miller and Macintosh laryngoscopes and videolaryngoscopy using CMAC and GlideScope devices on a manikin (SimBaby; Laerdel, Wappingers Falls, NY)...
June 6, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
Olivier Belze, Evan Lepage, Yvan Bazin, Pierre Kerourin, Jacques Fusciardi, Francis Remérand, Fabien Espitalier
BACKGROUND: Double-lumen tracheal tube (DLT) insertion can be managed with videolaryngoscopes such as the Glidescope or indirect laryngoscopes like the Airtraq DL. No study has compared both devices when a difficult intubation is predicted. OBJECTIVE: Our hypothesis was that the Glidescope is superior to the Airtraq for double-lumen tube insertion in patients with a predicted or known difficult airway. DESIGN: Randomised study. PATIENTS: Adults scheduled for thoracic elective surgery, requiring one-lung ventilation with a predicted difficult intubation score of at least 7 (Arné risk index)...
July 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
T M Cook, F E Kelly
Background.: There are increasing numbers of videolaryngoscopes marketed and increasing interest in the technology. The Difficult Airway Society's 2015 guidelines recommend that videolaryngoscopes should be immediately available at all times and that all anaesthetists should be trained and skilled in their use. Methods.: An electronic survey was sent to all UK National Health Service hospitals to examine availability, use, and attitudes to videolaryngoscopy, and closed in January 2014...
April 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
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