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Comparison of two video-assisted techniques for the difficult intubation.
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PMID:  11421837     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Two recently developed video-optical intubation devices, the video-optical intubation stylet (VOIS) and the angled video intubation laryngoscope (AVIL) were compared for intubation times and success rate in a simulated difficult tracheal intubation setting. METHODS: Thirty anaesthetists were asked to perform 5 intubation attempts with both techniques. Intubation times were recorded and the subjective degree of difficulty and preference for each technique were requested. RESULTS: Intubation time with the VOIS was shorter (17.4+/-6.8 s) than with the AVIL (22.8+/-13.4 s; P=0.0001). Four of the 150 intubation attempts with the AVIL were scored as unsuccessful, due to prolonged intubation time (>60 s). The estimated degree of difficulty was not significantly different. CONCLUSION: In conclusion, both video-assisted intubation devices, the video-optical intubation stylet and the angled video intubation laryngoscope, can be considered to be simple and effective tools which facilitate tracheal intubation and which require only brief instruction and training.
P Biro; M Weiss
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0001-5172     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Anaesthesiol Scand     Publication Date:  2001 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-06-25     Completed Date:  2001-09-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370270     Medline TA:  Acta Anaesthesiol Scand     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  761-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anaesthesiology, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Intubation, Intratracheal / instrumentation*,  methods
Models, Anatomic
Spine / physiology

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