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The purpose of this study is to evaluate the C-MAC video laryngoscope in difficult airway situations.
Unanticipated difficulties during tracheal intubation and failure to intubate are among the leading causes of anaesthesia related morbidity and mortality. Using the technique of video laryngoscopy, the alignment of the oral and pharyngeal axis to facilitate endotracheal intubation is obsolete. In this study we evaluate the C-MAC video laryngoscope (STORZ, Tuttlingen, Germany) for endotracheal intubation in difficult intubation situations (Cormack & Lehane (CL) grade 3 and 4) validated by Macintosh laryngoscope. We hypothesize that endotracheal intubation is possible using the C-MAC in patients after failed direct laryngoscopy. We also examine whether visualisation of the glottis is improved with this device compared to direct laryngoscopy and possible complications such as soft tissue injury.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Unexpected Difficult Airway
Endotracheal intubation using the C-MAC video laryngoscope
Univeritätsmedizin of the JG University, Department of Anaesthesiology
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Published on BioPortfolio: 2010-07-15T17:00:00-0400
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Removal of an endotracheal tube from the patient.
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