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Successful intubation with the Combitube in acute asthmatic respiratory distress by a Parkmedic.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8933315     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Combitube is a relatively new device used for blind insertion emergency intubation. We report a case of successful Combitube treatment of an acute respiratory arrest secondary to an acute asthma exacerbation. An advanced EMT-II (National Park Service Parkmedic) utilized this device. Our review of the literature revealed no reported cases of an advanced EMT-II, nor any other cases, using the Combitube in asthma-related respiratory failure.
D Liao; M Shalit
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0736-4679     ISO Abbreviation:  J Emerg Med     Publication Date:    1996 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-02-19     Completed Date:  1997-02-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412174     Medline TA:  J Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  561-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, Fresno-Central San Joaquin Valley, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Asthma / complications
Emergency Medical Technicians
Intubation, Intratracheal / instrumentation*
Respiratory Insufficiency / etiology,  therapy*

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