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A laryngoscope designed for intubation of the rat.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11487239     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We successfully intubated 257 rats with a laryngoscope that we designed for this purpose. Orotracheal intubation with this laryngoscope can be performed quickly and without harm to the animal. This instrument provides direct visualization of the vocal cords, allowing rapid, safe intubation of the rat. Maintenance of an adequate airway with endotracheal intubation is superior to tracheostomy for repeated experiments, and therefore this laryngoscope makes such studies easier and safer to perform.
R D Linden; C B Shields; Y P Zhang; H L Edmonds; M A Hunt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Contemporary topics in laboratory animal science / American Association for Laboratory Animal Science     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1060-0558     ISO Abbreviation:  Contemp Top Lab Anim Sci     Publication Date:  2000 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-08-06     Completed Date:  2001-08-23     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204153     Medline TA:  Contemp Top Lab Anim Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  40-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Equipment Design
Fiber Optic Technology
Intubation, Intratracheal / instrumentation*,  veterinary*
Laryngoscopes / veterinary*
Rats, Sprague-Dawley
Reproducibility of Results
Time Factors

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