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Endoscopic intubation with aid of mechanical ventilation via a dedicated nasopharyngeal airway.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17908656     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A young child with jaw-neck-sternum immobility suffering from acute upper airway obstruction was treated with nasotracheal intubation using flexible endoscope (FE). During this difficult intubation, an inserted trimming endotracheal tube acted as a nasopharyngeal airway and simultaneous supplement with mechanical ventilation through the tube successfully resuscitated and improved the patients ventilation and oxygenation. This management can greatly facilitate visualization of the laryngeal apparatus and translaryngeal passage of the FE. This technique can be helpful in resuscitative ventilation and difficult intubation in a critical upper airway emergency.
Wen-Jue Soong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Chinese Medical Association : JCMA     Volume:  70     ISSN:  1726-4901     ISO Abbreviation:  J Chin Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-02     Completed Date:  2007-11-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101174817     Medline TA:  J Chin Med Assoc     Country:  China (Republic : 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  400-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
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MeSH Terms
Airway Obstruction / therapy*
Child, Preschool
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
Intubation, Intratracheal / methods*
Respiration, Artificial*

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