Endotracheal intubation in patients with cervical spine immobilization: a comparison of macintosh and airtraq laryngoscopes.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127933
Title:
Endotracheal intubation in patients with cervical spine immobilization: a comparison of macintosh and airtraq laryngoscopes.
Authors:
Maharaj, Chrisen H; Buckley, Elma; Harte, Brian H; Laffey, John G
Affiliation:
Department of Anaesthesia, University College Hospital, Galway, Ireland.
Citation:
Endotracheal intubation in patients with cervical spine immobilization: a comparison of macintosh and airtraq laryngoscopes. 2007, 107 (1):53-9 Anesthesiology
Journal:
Anesthesiology
Issue Date:
Jul-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127933
DOI:
10.1097/01.anes.0000267529.71756.f0
PubMed ID:
17585215
Abstract:
The Airtraq laryngoscope (Prodol Ltd., Vizcaya, Spain) is a novel single-use tracheal intubation device. The authors compared ease of intubation with the Airtraq and Macintosh laryngoscopes in patients with cervical spine immobilization in a randomized, controlled clinical trial.; Forty consenting patients presenting for surgery requiring tracheal intubation were randomly assigned to undergo intubation using a Macintosh (n = 20) or Airtraq (n = 20) laryngoscope. All patients were intubated by one of four anesthesiologists 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, were successfully intubated on the first attempt. The Airtraq reduced the duration of intubation attempts (mean +/- SD: 13.2 +/- 5.5 vs. 20.3 +/- 12.2 s), the need for additional maneuvers, and the intubation difficulty scale score (0.1 +/- 0.5 vs. 2.7 +/- 2.5). Tracheal intubation with the Airtraq caused fewer alterations in blood pressure and heart rate.; These findings demonstrate the utility of the Airtraq laryngoscope for tracheal intubation in patients with cervical spine immobilization.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adult; Blood Pressure; Double-Blind Method; Female; Fracture Fixation; Heart Rate; Humans; Intubation, Intratracheal; Laryngoscopes; Male; Middle Aged; Sample Size; Spine
ISSN:
0003-3022

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dc.contributor.authorMaharaj, Chrisen Hen
dc.contributor.authorBuckley, Elmaen
dc.contributor.authorHarte, Brian Hen
dc.contributor.authorLaffey, John Gen
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-11T10:15:57Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-11T10:15:57Z-
dc.date.issued2007-07-
dc.identifier.citationEndotracheal intubation in patients with cervical spine immobilization: a comparison of macintosh and airtraq laryngoscopes. 2007, 107 (1):53-9 Anesthesiologyen
dc.identifier.issn0003-3022-
dc.identifier.pmid17585215-
dc.identifier.doi10.1097/01.anes.0000267529.71756.f0-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127933-
dc.description.abstractThe Airtraq laryngoscope (Prodol Ltd., Vizcaya, Spain) is a novel single-use tracheal intubation device. The authors compared ease of intubation with the Airtraq and Macintosh laryngoscopes in patients with cervical spine immobilization in a randomized, controlled clinical trial.-
dc.description.abstractForty consenting patients presenting for surgery requiring tracheal intubation were randomly assigned to undergo intubation using a Macintosh (n = 20) or Airtraq (n = 20) laryngoscope. All patients were intubated by one of four anesthesiologists experienced in the use of both laryngoscopes.-
dc.description.abstractNo significant differences in demographic or airway variables were observed between the groups. All but one patient, in the Macintosh group, were successfully intubated on the first attempt. The Airtraq reduced the duration of intubation attempts (mean +/- SD: 13.2 +/- 5.5 vs. 20.3 +/- 12.2 s), the need for additional maneuvers, and the intubation difficulty scale score (0.1 +/- 0.5 vs. 2.7 +/- 2.5). Tracheal intubation with the Airtraq caused fewer alterations in blood pressure and heart rate.-
dc.description.abstractThese findings demonstrate the utility of the Airtraq laryngoscope for tracheal intubation in patients with cervical spine immobilization.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshBlood Pressure-
dc.subject.meshDouble-Blind Method-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshFracture Fixation-
dc.subject.meshHeart Rate-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIntubation, Intratracheal-
dc.subject.meshLaryngoscopes-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshSample Size-
dc.subject.meshSpine-
dc.titleEndotracheal intubation in patients with cervical spine immobilization: a comparison of macintosh and airtraq laryngoscopes.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Anaesthesia, University College Hospital, Galway, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalAnesthesiologyen
dc.description.provinceConnacht-
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