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Laryngoscope plastic blades in scheduled general anesthesia patients: a comparative randomized study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21377073     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To compare two brands of disposable plastic laryngoscope blades, Vital View plastic blades and Heine XP plastic blades, with the reusable Heine Classic+ Macintosh metal blades.
DESIGN: Prospective randomized, controlled, single-blinded study.
SETTING: Operating room of a university-affiliated hospital.
PATIENTS: 519 patients without criteria for predicted difficult intubation, undergoing scheduled surgery during general anesthesia.
INTERVENTIONS: Patients were randomized to three groups according to laryngoscope blade brand.
MEASUREMENTS: Difficult tracheal intubation was evaluated by the Intubation Difficulty Scale (IDS) (IDS > 5 = procedure involving moderate to major difficulty).
MAIN RESULTS: The percentage of intubations with an IDS > 5 was 3.1% in Group M (metal blade group), 5.1% in Group V (Vital View plastic blade group), and 10.0% in Group H (Heine plastic blade group). A significant difference was noted between Groups M and H (P = 0.02) but not between Groups M and V.
CONCLUSIONS: Intubation may be more challenging when using Heine XP plastic blades but no significant difference exists between Vital-View plastic blades and Heine Classic+ metal blades.
Authors:
Michel Galinski; Jean Catineau; Fatima Rayeh; Jane Muret; Jean-Pierre Ciebiera; Frédéric Plantevin; Arnaud Foucrier; Loic Tual; Xavier Combes; Frédéric Adnet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical anesthesia     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1873-4529     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Anesth     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8812166     Medline TA:  J Clin Anesth     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  107-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Département d'Anesthésie-réanimation-SAMU93-EA 3409, Hôpital Avicenne, 93009 Bobigny, France.
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