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Ji Young Yoo, Sung Yong Park, Jong Yeop Kim, Myungseob Kim, Seok Jin Haam, Dae Hee Kim
BACKGROUND: Double lumen endobronchial tube (DLT) intubation is commonly used for one-lung ventilation in thoracic surgery. However, because of its large size and shape, it is difficult to perform intubation compared with a single lumen tube. The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to determine whether the McGrath videolaryngoscope has any advantage over the direct Macintosh laryngoscope for DLT intubation in patients with a simulated difficult airway. METHODS: Forty-four patients (19-60 years of age); scheduled to undergo general anesthesia with one-lung ventilation were assigned to 1 of 2 groups: DLT intubation with the McGrath videolaryngoscope (ML group [n = 22]); or conventional Macintosh laryngoscope (DL group [n = 22])...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
A Yu Zaytcev, K V Dubrovin, V A Svetlov
BACKGROUND: The development of modern video - and endoscopic equipment allows for revision and adjust to modern protocols for maintaining patency of the difficult airway, especially in maxillofacial or ENT -surgery. THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Comparison the efficacy ofvarious methods of maintaining the airway patency in the practice of reconstructive maxillofacial surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 89 patients, who were divided into 4 groups, were examined...
September 2017: Anesteziologiia i Reanimatologiia
Hrishikesh Hazarika, Anudeep Saxena, Pradeep Meshram, Ajay Kumar Bhargava
Purpose: Several devices are available to take care of difficult airway, but C-MAC D-Blade has scant evidence of its use in nasotracheal intubation in a difficult airway scenario. Aims and Objectives: We compared the C-MAC D-Blade videolaryngoscope™ , and the standard Macintosh laryngoscope for nasal intubation in patients with difficult airways selected by El-Ganzouri risk index using parameters of time and attempts required for intubation, glottic view in terms of Cormack-Lehane grade, ease of intubation, success rate, use of accessory maneuvers, incidence of complications, and hemodynamic changes...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
Hiroshi Hoshijima, Takahiro Mihara, Koichi Maruyama, Yohei Denawa, Masato Takahashi, Toshiya Shiga, Hiroshi Nagasaka
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The McGrath laryngoscope is a novel self-contained videolaryngoscope with a single-use blade. There are several anecdotal reports that the McGrath is superior to the Macintosh laryngoscope for tracheal intubation. However this remains controversial. DESIGN: Meta-analysis and systematic review. SETTING: Operating room or intensive care unit. MEASUREMENTS: A comprehensive literature search was conducted to identify clinical trials that met our inclusion criteria...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
A Higgs, B A McGrath, C Goddard, J Rangasami, G Suntharalingam, R Gale, T M Cook
These guidelines describe a comprehensive strategy to optimize oxygenation, airway management, and tracheal intubation in critically ill patients, in all hospital locations. They are a direct response to the 4th National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and Difficult Airway Society, which highlighted deficient management of these extremely vulnerable patients leading to major complications and avoidable deaths. They are founded on robust evidence where available, supplemented by expert consensus opinion where it is not...
February 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
T T Liu, L Li, L Wan, C H Zhang, W L Yao
Double-lumen intubation is more difficult than single-lumen tracheal intubation. Videolaryngoscopes have many advantages in airway management. However, the advantages of videolaryngoscopy for intubation with a double-lumen tube remain controversial compared with traditional Macintosh laryngoscopy. In this study, we searched MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane Library and the Web of Science for randomised controlled trials comparing videolaryngoscopy with Macintosh laryngoscopy for double-lumen tube intubation. We found that videolaryngoscopy provided a higher success rate at first attempt for double-lumen tube intubation, with an odds ratio (95%CI) of 2...
February 6, 2018: Anaesthesia
P Biro, E Fried, M Schlaepfer, M S Kristensen
This single-centre, prospective trial was designed to assess the efficacy of a new retrograde transillumination device called the 'Infrared Red Intubation System' (IRRIS) to aid videolaryngoscopic tracheal intubation. We included 40 adult patients, who were undergoing elective urological surgery under general anaesthesia. We assessed the ability to differentiate the transilluminated glottis from other structures and found a median (IQR [range]) larynx recognition time of 8 (5-14 [3-28]) s. The difference in laryngeal visibility on the screen between the deactivated vs...
January 18, 2018: Anaesthesia
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
Divya Jain, Swati Mehta, Komal Gandhi, Suman Arora, Badal Parikh, Muneer Abas
BACKGROUND: Endotracheal intubation in lateral position in infants is a challenge. This difficulty may be surmounted to some extent by using videolaryngoscopes but the routine use of these devices as a tool to secure the airway in lateral position remains unevaluated. Therefore, we conducted a prospective, randomized controlled trial to compare the intubation conditions achieved with the CMAC videolaryngoscope and the Miller Laryngoscope in lateral position in infants. We hypothesized that CMAC videolaryngoscope would provide a better laryngoscopic view and reduce the time to intubation compared to the Miller blade...
January 9, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
S Ångerman, H Kirves, J Nurmi
Results using videolaryngoscopy in pre-hospital rapid sequence intubation are mixed. A bougie is not commonly used with videolaryngoscopy. We hypothesised that using videolaryngoscopy and a bougie as core elements of a standardised protocol that includes a drugs and a laryngoscopy algorithm would result in a high first-pass tracheal intubation success rate. We employed videolaryngoscopy (C-MAC) combined with a bougie (Frova intubating introducer) in an anaesthetist-staffed helicopter emergency medical service...
January 8, 2018: Anaesthesia
Dawid Aleksandrowicz, Tomasz Gaszyński
Excessive pressures exerted on the tongue during intubation may be associated with serious complications and may make intubation more difficult. The aim of this study was to evaluate five different intubating devices in the hands of experienced anaesthetists during simulated conditions of reduced cervical spine mobility. Forty senior anaesthetists participated in the study (female = 18, male = 22). The mean pressure exerted on the tongue during intubation was recorded with a standard manometer. The overall intubation success rate as well as the difference in exerted pressures between female and male anaesthetists were also assessed...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
Erol Cavus, Sebastian Janssen, Florian Reifferscheid, Amke Caliebe, Andreas Callies, Martin von der Heyden, Peer G Knacke, Volker Doerges
BACKGROUND: Videolaryngoscopy is a valuable technique for endotracheal intubation. When used in the perioperative period, different videolaryngoscopes vary both in terms of technical use and intubation success rates. However, in the prehospital environment, the relative performance of different videolaryngoscopic systems is less well studied. METHODS: We conducted this prospective, randomized, multicenter study at 4 German prehospital emergency medicine centers...
December 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Marcin Cierniak, Małgorzata Pikala, Joanna Jaskółkowska, Marcin Nowakowski, Bartłomiej Balcerzak, Tomasz Gaszyński
While analysing the use of the new videolaryngoscopes in the hands of the well experienced anaesthesiologists it is difficult to get answers to all intriguing questions and gain insights that might arise only from the untrained users. We can form a thesis that if a manikin, with the use of a particular device, is intubated quickly and effectively by the novices, it is probable that the more experienced operators will be even more satisfied with its use. AIM: The aim of our study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the use of these devices in the hands of the users untrained in intubation...
November 23, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Goshi Nishimura, Daisuke Sano, Kenichiro Yabuki, Yasuhiro Arai, Yoshihiro Chiba, Teruhiko Tanabe, Nobuhiko Oridate
BACKGROUND: Transoral videolaryngoscopic surgery (TOVS) has been widely applied for early T stage head and neck cancer. The resection is performed with a minimum safety margin for function preservation under a limited surgical field of view, making it difficult to be certain of complete resection. OBJECTIVE: Our aim is the evaluation of the completeness of resection by initial TOVS resection, and the possibility of primary control by TOVS alone, allowing for repeat procedures for function preserving treatment in early T stage laryngeal, oropharyngeal, and hypopharyngeal cancer patients...
December 5, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
A F McNarry, A Patel
In the last 25 yr, there have been several advances in the safe management of the airway. Videolaryngoscopes and supraglottic airways, now in routine use by new trainees in anaesthesia, have had their genesis in the recent past. The 4th National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Difficult Airway Society published in 2011 a seminal report that has influenced airway management worldwide . Understanding how the report's recommendations were constructed and how clinical guidelines compliment rather than contradict them is important in understanding the tenets of safe airway management...
December 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Hiroshi Hoshijima, Yohei Denawa, Asako Tominaga, China Nakamura, Toshiya Shiga, Hiroshi Nagasaka
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Videolaryngoscopy has become more common since the 2000s. Despite several anecdotal reports in the literature, it remains unclear whether videolaryngoscopy is superior to direct Macintosh laryngoscopy for tracheal intubation in adults with obesity. This systematic review and meta-analysis focused on prospective randomised trials comparing videolaryngoscopes with the Macintosh laryngoscope for tracheal intubation in adults with obesity. DESIGN: Systematic review, Meta-analysis SETTING: Operating room, Obesity patients MEASUREMENTS: Data on success rate, intubation time, and glottic visualisation during tracheal intubation were extracted from the identified studies...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Jiyoung Lee, Hyun Jeong Kwak, Ji Yeon Lee, Min Young Chang, Sook Young Lee, Jong Yeop Kim
Various videolaryngoscopes (VLs) have been developed to provide a better laryngeal view and facilitate difficult intubations. The goal of this study was to compare 2 VLs, the Pentax AWS and the McGrath VL, with respect to intubation time and ease of intubation.One hundred forty patients aged 19 to 65 years (American Society of Anesthesiologists classification I or II), who required tracheal intubation for elective surgery, were randomly assigned to 1 of the 2 groups: the Pentax AWS (n = 70) or the McGrath VL (n = 70)...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Eun H Chun, Hee J Baik, Rack K Chung, Hun J Lee, Kwangseob Shin, Jae H Woo
RATIONALE: Arytenoid dislocation is very rare and may be misdiagnosed as vocal cord paralysis or a self-limiting sore throat. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 70-year-old male (70 kg, 156 cm) was scheduled for transurethral resection of bladder tumors. A McGrath videolaryngoscope, with a basic cuffed Mallinckrodt oral tracheal tube of 7.5 mm internal diameter, was used to successfully intubate his trachea. The duration of surgery was 25 minutes. In the recovery room, he complained of sore throat and dyspnea with inspiratory stridor, which were not resolved after intravenous injection of 10 mg of dexamethasone...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Joyce E O'Shea, Prakash Loganathan, Marta Thio, C Omar Farouk Kamlin, Peter G Davis
OBJECTIVES: Neonatal intubation is a difficult skill to learn and teach. If an attempt is unsuccessful, the intubator and instructor often cannot explain why. This study aims to review videolaryngoscopy recordings of unsuccessful intubations and explain the reasons why attempts were not successful. STUDY DESIGN: This is a descriptive study examining videolaryngoscopy recordings obtained from a randomised controlled trial that evaluated if neonatal intubation success rates of inexperienced trainees were superior if they used a videolaryngoscope compared with a laryngoscope...
November 10, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
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