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Survey of the use of the gum elastic bougie in clinical practice.
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PMID:  11939998     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Data were collected prospectively on the use of the gum elastic bougie in 200 patients. The bougie was successfully inserted into the trachea and tracheal intubation was accomplished in 199 cases. The bougie was inserted into the trachea at the first attempt in 178 cases. In nine cases (4.5%) a second, more experienced, clinician was required. In 173 cases, the grades of view were recorded before and after the application of laryngeal pressure; pressure improved the view in 80 cases (46%), had no effect in 89 (51%) and worsened the view in four cases (2%). Various recommendations for optimal external laryngeal pressure and use of the bougie were not followed on 15-64% of occasions. There is a need for better education in these techniques.
I P Latto; M Stacey; J Mecklenburgh; R S Vaughan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0003-2409     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesthesia     Publication Date:  2002 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-04-09     Completed Date:  2002-05-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370524     Medline TA:  Anaesthesia     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  379-84     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University Hospital of Wales & Llandough NHS Trust, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XW, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Clinical Competence*
Cricoid Cartilage
Intubation, Intratracheal / instrumentation*,  methods,  standards
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies

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