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Tracheal intubation is more difficult in patients in whom cervical spine immobilisation is maintained during tracheal intubation. The McGrath Series 5 videolaryngoscope offers a potential solution. The relatively short radius of the blade curvature combined with the internal arrangement of optimal components means that the glottis can be seen without the need for alignment of the oral, pharyngeal and tracheal axes.
The investigators propose that the McGrath Series 5 videolaryngoscope will improve the view of the larynx in patients with limited neck movements, making intubation quicker, easier and possibly safer.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Published on BioPortfolio: 2015-10-01T07:53:24-0400
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A congenital or acquired condition of underdeveloped or degeneration of CARTILAGE in the BRONCHI. This results in a floppy bronchial wall making patency difficult to maintain. It is characterized by wheezing and difficult breathing.
A congenital or acquired condition of underdeveloped or degeneration of CARTILAGE in the TRACHEA. This results in a floppy tracheal wall making patency difficult to maintain. It is characterized by wheezing and difficult breathing.
Examination, therapy or surgery of the interior of the larynx performed with a specially designed endoscope.
Techniques for administering artificial respiration without the need for INTRATRACHEAL INTUBATION.
A procedure involving placement of a tube into the trachea through the mouth or nose in order to provide a patient with oxygen and anesthesia.