Published in Cancer Weekly, June 5th, 2006
According to a study from the Netherlands, "Awake fiberoptic intubation is the gold standard for difficult airway management but failures are reported in the literature in up to 13% of cases. In case of failure, a tracheotomy is often indicated."
J.M. Huitink and colleagues, Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, explained, "We describe a novel technique for intubation in head and neck cancer patients with a difficult airway that we call awake fibercapnic intubation. The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of this technique. We studied...
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