Ultrasound guided tracheal intubation with a styleted tracheal tube in anticipated difficult airway

AbstractUltrasonography is a simple, reliable, non-invasive technique which helps in real-time assessment of airway anatomy and contributes to safer airway management in various settings like operating rooms, intensive care units and emergency departments. It also helps us to plan the appropriate anesthetic technique especially in difficult airway cases. Here, we discuss the importance of styleted tracheal tube in improving the accuracy of ultrasound guided tracheal intubation in anticipated difficult airway.
Source: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing - Category: Information Technology Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Special Article Source Type: research
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Source: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: OBSTETRIC AND GYNECOLOGICAL ANESTHESIA: Edited by Emilia Guasch and Manuel Wenk Source Type: research
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Source: Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
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Source: Current Pain and Headache Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Current Anesthesiology Reports - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Authors: De Cassai A, Boscolo A, Rose K, Carron M, Navalesi P Abstract BACKGROUND: Airway management is a fundamental goal for the anesthesiologist. The rate of difficult laryngoscopy in patients undergoing thyroid surgery ranges from 6.8% to 9.6%. An accurate and detailed preoperative evaluation of the airway seems to be a promising tool to predict a potentially difficult airway management. We aimed to identify possible risk factors and physical findings that predict difficult intubation in thyroid surgery. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) were analysed,...
Source: Minerva Anestesiologica - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Minerva Anestesiol Source Type: research
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Source: Canadian Journal of Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
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Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Clinical Trial Source Type: research
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