A comparison of tracheal intubation using the Airtraq or the Macintosh laryngoscope in routine airway management: A randomised, controlled clinical trial.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127920
Title:
A comparison of tracheal intubation using the Airtraq or the Macintosh laryngoscope in routine airway management: A randomised, controlled clinical trial.
Authors:
Maharaj, C H; O'Croinin, D; Curley, G; Harte, B H; Laffey, J G
Affiliation:
Department of Anaesthesia, University College Hospital, Galway, Ireland.
Citation:
A comparison of tracheal intubation using the Airtraq or the Macintosh laryngoscope in routine airway management: A randomised, controlled clinical trial. 2006, 61 (11):1093-9 Anaesthesia
Journal:
Anaesthesia
Issue Date:
Nov-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127920
DOI:
10.1111/j.1365-2044.2006.04819.x
PubMed ID:
17042849
Abstract:
The Airtraq laryngoscope is a novel single use tracheal intubation device. We compared the Airtraq with the Macintosh laryngoscope in patients deemed at low risk for difficult intubation in a randomised, controlled clinical trial. Sixty consenting patients presenting for surgery requiring tracheal intubation were randomly allocated to undergo intubation using a Macintosh (n = 30) or Airtraq (n = 30) laryngoscope. All patients were intubated by one of four anaesthetists experienced in the use of both laryngoscopes. No significant differences in demographic or airway variables were observed between the groups. All but one patient, in the Macintosh group, was successfully intubated on the first attempt. There was no difference between groups in the duration of intubation attempts. In comparison to the Macintosh laryngoscope, the Airtraq resulted in modest improvements in the intubation difficulty score, and in ease of use. Tracheal intubation with the Airtraq resulted in less alterations in heart rate. These findings demonstrate the utility of the Airtraq laryngoscope for tracheal intubation in low risk patients.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adult; Blood Pressure; Equipment Design; Female; Glottis; Heart Rate; Humans; Intubation, Intratracheal; Laryngoscopes; Male; Time Factors
ISSN:
0003-2409

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMaharaj, C Hen
dc.contributor.authorO'Croinin, Den
dc.contributor.authorCurley, Gen
dc.contributor.authorHarte, B Hen
dc.contributor.authorLaffey, J Gen
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-11T12:00:18Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-11T12:00:18Z-
dc.date.issued2006-11-
dc.identifier.citationA comparison of tracheal intubation using the Airtraq or the Macintosh laryngoscope in routine airway management: A randomised, controlled clinical trial. 2006, 61 (11):1093-9 Anaesthesiaen
dc.identifier.issn0003-2409-
dc.identifier.pmid17042849-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2044.2006.04819.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127920-
dc.description.abstractThe Airtraq laryngoscope is a novel single use tracheal intubation device. We compared the Airtraq with the Macintosh laryngoscope in patients deemed at low risk for difficult intubation in a randomised, controlled clinical trial. Sixty consenting patients presenting for surgery requiring tracheal intubation were randomly allocated to undergo intubation using a Macintosh (n = 30) or Airtraq (n = 30) laryngoscope. All patients were intubated by one of four anaesthetists experienced in the use of both laryngoscopes. No significant differences in demographic or airway variables were observed between the groups. All but one patient, in the Macintosh group, was successfully intubated on the first attempt. There was no difference between groups in the duration of intubation attempts. In comparison to the Macintosh laryngoscope, the Airtraq resulted in modest improvements in the intubation difficulty score, and in ease of use. Tracheal intubation with the Airtraq resulted in less alterations in heart rate. These findings demonstrate the utility of the Airtraq laryngoscope for tracheal intubation in low risk patients.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshBlood Pressure-
dc.subject.meshEquipment Design-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshGlottis-
dc.subject.meshHeart Rate-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIntubation, Intratracheal-
dc.subject.meshLaryngoscopes-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshTime Factors-
dc.titleA comparison of tracheal intubation using the Airtraq or the Macintosh laryngoscope in routine airway management: A randomised, controlled clinical trial.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Anaesthesia, University College Hospital, Galway, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalAnaesthesiaen
dc.description.provinceConnacht-

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