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The efficacy of cricoid pressure in preventing gastro-oesophageal reflux in rapid sequence induction of anaesthesia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17941591     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aspiration pneumonitis (AP) is a recognised complication of general anaesthesia (GA) that has an associated morbidity and mortality. Sellick's manoeuvre--the application of a sustained pressure to the cricoid cartilage--is one commonly taught anaesthetic practice that is deemed to reduce this risk of aspiration. However, this practice is not without its failings and some of the evidence base surrounding the use of cricoid pressure is examined in this short article.
Luke Ewart
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perioperative practice     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1750-4589     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perioper Pract     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-18     Completed Date:  2007-11-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101271023     Medline TA:  J Perioper Pract     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  432-6     Citation Subset:  N    
Canterbury Christchurch University.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, General / adverse effects,  methods*,  standards
Cricoid Cartilage*
Evidence-Based Medicine
Gastroesophageal Reflux / etiology,  prevention & control*
Pneumonia, Aspiration / etiology,  prevention & control
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Risk Factors
Time Factors

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