Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, June 26th, 2005
Anesthesiologists in Wales evaluated the efficacy of jaw thrust and laryngoscopy for opening the airway "during fiberoptic intubation in 50 patients after induction of anesthesia in a crossover study."
"Patients were randomly allocated to receive either jaw thrust or conventional Macintosh laryngoscopy first," explained M.R. Stacey and coauthors at the University of Wales Hospital. "Airway clearance was assessed at both the soft palate and the epiglottis."
"Direct laryngoscopy provided significantly better airway clearance at...
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