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Airway obstructed by foreign material: the Heimlich maneuver.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1018395     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To investigate the application of a cough-creating thrust for the removal of airway-obstructing foreign material, the thrust was applied to six adult male anesthetized volunteers at the waist, at the low chest level, and at the midchest level, with the subjects in both the horizontal-lateral and the sitting positions. Air volume, peak air flow rate, and airway measurements were made. Both the low chest and midchest thrusts produced significantly better results than did the abdominal thrust. There were no side effects attributable to the thrusts. The ease of application and consistently better level of results indicate that the chest thrust is the technique of choice. The application of the chest thrust should be integrated into the concepts of basic life-support and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
C W Guildner; D Williams; T Subitch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JACEP     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0361-1124     ISO Abbreviation:  JACEP     Publication Date:  1976 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-04-15     Completed Date:  1977-04-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0317011     Medline TA:  JACEP     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  675-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Airway Obstruction / therapy*
First Aid
Foreign Bodies*
Pulmonary Ventilation

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