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dc.contributor.authorMcElwain, J.
dc.contributor.authorLaffey, J. G.
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-20T16:16:59Z
dc.date.available2018-09-20T16:16:59Z
dc.date.issued2011-05-17
dc.identifier.citationMcElwain, J. Laffey, J. G. (2011). Comparison of the c-mac®, airtraq®, and macintosh laryngoscopes in patients undergoing tracheal intubation with cervical spine immobilization. BJA: British Journal of Anaesthesia 107 (2), 258-264
dc.identifier.issn1471-6771,0007-0912
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/12772
dc.description.abstractBackground. We aimed at comparing the performance of the C-MAC (R), Airtraq (R), and Macintosh laryngoscopes when performing tracheal intubation in patients undergoing neck immobilization using manual inline axial cervical spine stabilization. Methods. Ninety consenting patients presenting for surgery requiring tracheal intubation were randomly assigned to undergo intubation using a C-MAC (R) (n = 30), Airtraq (R) (n = 29), or Macintosh (n = 31) laryngoscope. All patients were intubated by one anaesthetist experienced in the use of each laryngoscope. Results. The Airtraq (R) laryngoscope performed best in these patients, reducing the Intubation Difficulty Scale score, improving the Cormack and Lehane glottic view, and reducing the need for optimization manoeuvres, compared with both the Macintosh and the C-MAC (R). The C-MAC (R) and Macintosh laryngoscopes performed similarly. There were no differences in success rates or haemodynamic profiles post-intubation between any of the devices tested. Conclusions. The Airtraq (R) laryngoscope performed better than the C-MAC (R) and Macintosh laryngoscopes in patients undergoing cervical immobilization.
dc.publisherOxford University Press (OUP)
dc.relation.ispartofBJA: British Journal of Anaesthesia
dc.subjectequipment, c-mac (r) laryngoscope, airtraq (r) laryngoscope, macintosh laryngoscope
dc.subjectintubation, tracheal, difficult intubation, neck immobilization
dc.subjectclosed claims analysis
dc.subjectendotracheal intubation
dc.subjectdifficult laryngoscopy
dc.subjectairway management
dc.subjectnovice personnel
dc.subjecttruview evo2(r)
dc.subjectpentax aws(r)
dc.subjectglidescope(r)
dc.subjectmannequin
dc.subjectairwayscope(r)
dc.titleComparison of the c-mac®, airtraq®, and macintosh laryngoscopes in patients undergoing tracheal intubation with cervical spine immobilization
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/bja/aer099
dc.local.publishedsourcehttps://academic.oup.com/bja/article-pdf/107/2/258/18253022/aer099.pdf
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