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dc.contributor.authorMaharaj, C H
dc.contributor.authorCostello, J F
dc.contributor.authorHarte, B H
dc.contributor.authorLaffey, J G
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-11T10:13:50Z
dc.date.available2011-04-11T10:13:50Z
dc.date.issued2008-02
dc.identifier.citationEvaluation of the Airtraq and Macintosh laryngoscopes in patients at increased risk for difficult tracheal intubation. 2008, 63 (2):182-8 Anaesthesiaen
dc.identifier.issn1365-2044
dc.identifier.pmid18211450
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2044.2007.05316.x
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127913
dc.description.abstractThe Airtraq, a novel single use indirect laryngoscope, has demonstrated promise in the normal and simulated difficult airway. We compared the ease of intubation using the Airtraq with the Macintosh laryngoscope, in patients at increased risk for difficult tracheal intubation, in a randomised, controlled clinical trial. Forty consenting patients presenting for surgery requiring tracheal intubation, who were deemed to possess at least three characteristics indicating an increased risk for difficulty in tracheal intubation, were randomly assigned to undergo tracheal intubation using a Macintosh (n = 20) or Airtraq (n = 20) laryngoscope. All patients were intubated by one of three anaesthetists experienced in the use of both laryngoscopes. Four patients were not successfully intubated with the Macintosh laryngoscope, but were intubated successfully with the Airtraq. The Airtraq reduced the duration of intubation attempts (mean (SD); 13.4 (6.3) vs 47.7 (8.5) s), the need for additional manoeuvres, and the intubation difficulty score (0.4 (0.8) vs 7.7 (3.0)). Tracheal intubation with the Airtraq also reduced the degree of haemodynamic stimulation and minor trauma compared to the Macintosh laryngoscope.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdult
dc.subject.meshAged
dc.subject.meshAnesthesia, General
dc.subject.meshBlood Pressure
dc.subject.meshFemale
dc.subject.meshHeart Rate
dc.subject.meshHumans
dc.subject.meshIntubation, Intratracheal
dc.subject.meshLaryngoscopes
dc.subject.meshMale
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged
dc.subject.meshOxygen
dc.subject.meshTime Factors
dc.titleEvaluation of the Airtraq and Macintosh laryngoscopes in patients at increased risk for difficult tracheal intubation.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Galway University Hospitals, Galway, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalAnaesthesiaen
dc.description.provinceConnacht
html.description.abstractThe Airtraq, a novel single use indirect laryngoscope, has demonstrated promise in the normal and simulated difficult airway. We compared the ease of intubation using the Airtraq with the Macintosh laryngoscope, in patients at increased risk for difficult tracheal intubation, in a randomised, controlled clinical trial. Forty consenting patients presenting for surgery requiring tracheal intubation, who were deemed to possess at least three characteristics indicating an increased risk for difficulty in tracheal intubation, were randomly assigned to undergo tracheal intubation using a Macintosh (n = 20) or Airtraq (n = 20) laryngoscope. All patients were intubated by one of three anaesthetists experienced in the use of both laryngoscopes. Four patients were not successfully intubated with the Macintosh laryngoscope, but were intubated successfully with the Airtraq. The Airtraq reduced the duration of intubation attempts (mean (SD); 13.4 (6.3) vs 47.7 (8.5) s), the need for additional manoeuvres, and the intubation difficulty score (0.4 (0.8) vs 7.7 (3.0)). Tracheal intubation with the Airtraq also reduced the degree of haemodynamic stimulation and minor trauma compared to the Macintosh laryngoscope.


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