The Airtraq as a rescue airway device following failed direct laryngoscopy: a case series.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127915
Title:
The Airtraq as a rescue airway device following failed direct laryngoscopy: a case series.
Authors:
Maharaj, C H; Costello, J F; McDonnell, J G; Harte, B H; Laffey, J G
Affiliation:
Department of Anaesthesia, Clinical Sciences Institute, National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.
Citation:
The Airtraq as a rescue airway device following failed direct laryngoscopy: a case series. 2007, 62 (6):598-601 Anaesthesia
Journal:
Anaesthesia
Issue Date:
Jun-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127915
DOI:
10.1111/j.1365-2044.2007.05036.x
PubMed ID:
17506739
Abstract:
We report the successful use of the Airtraq 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 device, each patient's trachea was successfully intubated on the first attempt. This report underlines the utility of the Airtraq device in these patients.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adult; Equipment Design; Female; Humans; Intubation, Intratracheal; Laryngoscopes; Laryngoscopy; Male; Middle Aged; Treatment Failure
ISSN:
0003-2409

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMaharaj, C Hen
dc.contributor.authorCostello, J Fen
dc.contributor.authorMcDonnell, J Gen
dc.contributor.authorHarte, B Hen
dc.contributor.authorLaffey, J Gen
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-11T10:20:20Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-11T10:20:20Z-
dc.date.issued2007-06-
dc.identifier.citationThe Airtraq as a rescue airway device following failed direct laryngoscopy: a case series. 2007, 62 (6):598-601 Anaesthesiaen
dc.identifier.issn0003-2409-
dc.identifier.pmid17506739-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2044.2007.05036.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127915-
dc.description.abstractWe report the successful use of the Airtraq 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 device, each patient's trachea was successfully intubated on the first attempt. This report underlines the utility of the Airtraq device in these patients.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshEquipment Design-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIntubation, Intratracheal-
dc.subject.meshLaryngoscopes-
dc.subject.meshLaryngoscopy-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshTreatment Failure-
dc.titleThe Airtraq as a rescue airway device following failed direct laryngoscopy: a case series.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Anaesthesia, Clinical Sciences Institute, National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalAnaesthesiaen
dc.description.provinceConnacht-
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