Why Airtraq

Enlace: http://www.airtraq.com/
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Simple, effective, affordable video laryngoscopy


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90º shape & channel simplify ETT insertion

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Low cost. Instant availability

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Wi-Fi Cam & other video options

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How Airtraq simplifies Video Laryngoscopy

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Clinical evidence of Airtraq's superior performance.

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Airtraq reduces intubation time against DL and other VL
In morbidly obese patients Airtraq shortens intubation
Airtraq requires less forces than DL and other VL
In patients with cervical spine immobilization Airtraq outperforms DL and other VL
Airtraq produces less haemodynamic stimulation. More suitable for high risk cardio-surgical patients
Airtraq is more effective for Face to Face intubations
Airtraq is quicker than FOB for Awake Intubations
Airtraq outperforms VL and CMAC for Pediatric Intubations
Airtraq outperforms DL for Nasal Intubations
Airtraq is more simple to use for DAI than DL and other VL
Airtraq is easier to learn
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Airtraq Clinical Cases

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Severely enlarged left thyroid lobe Airtraq and FOB after failed intubation


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Awake morbidly obese with difficult airway


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Awake in an immobile neck


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Severe ankylosing spondylitis


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Giant Lipoma at the Nape


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Awake Plexiform neurofibroma of face


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Severe macrosomia. After failed awake nasotracheal FOB


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Spinal surgery reintubation in prone position


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7-year-old child with severe cervical burned sequels


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Thoraco-omphalopagus Twins


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3 month old child with occipital meningocele


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Child with Goldenhar syndrome, previously failed intubation

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Training

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Training

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Technique
Instructional videos
FAQs
Training portal
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Contact

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Trademarks


Products

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A complete solution with two models that complement each other

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AIRTRAQ AVANT

Minimum cost per intubation.
Video laryngoscopy for Routine Intubations.

Disposable Blades + Reusable Optics

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AIRTRAQ SP

Open and Intubate.
Video laryngoscopy for remote locations and emergencies.

Fully Disposable

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Request an Airtraq demostration

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Please complete the required information to request an FREE on-site demonstration from a local Airtraq Sales Representative.

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Downloads

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Downloads

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Wi-Fi Camera Software

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'Airtraq Cam' app

Download 'Airtraq Cam' app to your PC or mobile device (Android or Apple) to connect Airtraq Wi-Fi Camera.


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Not yet available for A390


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(Windows 7, 8 and 10 compatible)

A390 Wi-Fi Camera software update

Use 'Airtraq Cam' app for PC to update A390 internal software.

A360 Wi-Fi Camera software update

Click here for instructions

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High-resolution images

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Airtraq SP

Download Airtraq SP high-resolution images

Airtraq Avant

Download Airtraq Avant high-resolution images

A390 Wi-Fi Camera

Download A390 Wi-Fi Camera high-resolution images

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Brochures and instructions

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Brochures

Editable and printable version (June 2017)

Web version (June 2017)

Intructions for Use

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Airtraq SP A-011 Adult regular EN | ES | FR | DE | IT | PT | ND | JP
A-021 Adult small EN | ES | FR | DE | IT | PT | ND | JP
A-061 Naso-tracheal EN | ES | FR | DE | IT | PT | ND | JP
A-071 Double lumen EN | ES | FR | DE | IT | PT | ND | JP
A-031 Paediatric EN | ES | FR | DE | IT | PT | ND | JP
A-041 Infant EN | ES | FR | DE | IT | PT | ND | JP
Airtraq Avant A-501 Optics EN | ES | FR | DE | IT | PT | ND | JP
A-5X1 Blades EN | ES | FR | DE | IT | PT | ND | JP
A-590 Dock Station EN | ES | FR | DE | IT | PT | ND | JP
Wi-Fi Camera A-390 A390 Wi-Fi Camera EN | ES | FR | DE | IT | PT | ND | JP
A-360 A360 Wi-Fi Camera EN | ES | FR | DE | IT | PT | ND | JP
Universal Smartphone Adapter A-307 Universal Smartphone Adapter EN | ES | FR | DE | IT | PT | ND | JP

Animated instructions for PC

Download animated instructions for use

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Training material

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English Powerpoint
PDF
French Powerpoint
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German Powerpoint
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Italian Powerpoint
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Spanish Powerpoint
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Clinical studies

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Summary of Clinical Studies, Case Reports, Letters and Manikin Studies. Includes Cross Reference Table.

Publications by Topic: Clinical Communications Summary

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AIRTRAQ AVANT: For routine intubations

Enlace: http://www.airtraq.com/products/airtraq-avant-routine-intubations/
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AIRTRAQ AVANT Video laryngoscopy for routine intubations

Minimum cost per intubation.

Disposable Blades + Reusable Optics


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Reusable Optics


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Low Cost
disposable Blade:
2 sizes for Adults


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Docking Station

Zero maintenance costs.

Can be used in MRI.

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Reusable optics

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Low Cost disposable Blade in two different sizes

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Docking Station

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AIRTRAQ SP: For remote locations and emergencies

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AIRTRAQ SP Video laryngoscopy for remote locations and emergencies

Open and Intubate.

Fully Disposable


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For remote locations and emergencies

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Multiple video options

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Multiple viewing options for every Airtraq


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Wi-Fi Camera

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Endo Cams

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Phone Adapter

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Direct View

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Wi-Fi Camera

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Download PC app

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Wi-Fi Camera – Benefits

Compare with prior A360

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Wi-Fi Camera – Quick Start Guide


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Endo Cam

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Phone Adapter

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Phone Adapter Airtraq Mobile Menu


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Phone Adapter – Initial Set Up


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Direct view

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Webmap

Enlace: http://www.airtraq.com/webmap/

Technique

Enlace: http://www.airtraq.com/training/technique/
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Training > Technique

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Summary

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1. Slide midline around the tongue


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2. Center vocal cords


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3. Push ETT


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4. Remove midline


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Holding Airtraq

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Macintosh vs Miller

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Macintosh
Blade in the Vallecula (preferred)


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Miller
Blade underneath Epiglottis


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Location of glottic structures

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If vocal cords are not seen it is very likely that Airtraq has been inserted TOO DEEP, if so perform the following maneuver:


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A gent lift of the Airtraq causes the glottis to open and drops the interarytenoid notch below the middle of the image (optimal position for successful ETT insertion)

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Most common pitfalls

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Pushing tongue inwards

Airtraq elevation too early, before tip of the blade gets to back of tongue


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Airtraq not midline

Airtraq inserted like a direct laryngoscope blade (to the left of the oropharyngeal cavity)


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Airtraq inserted Too Deep

Airtraq inserted too close to the glottis or too posterior in front of the oesophagus


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Airtraq tilted against upper teeth

Airtraq tilted against upper teeth

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Instructional videos

Enlace: http://www.airtraq.com/training/instructional-videos/

Training portal

Enlace: http://www.airtraq.com/training/portal/
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Training > Training portal

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Welcome to Airtraq Training Portal - Choose your language

Willkommen zum Airtraq Übungsportal - Wähle deine Sprache

Bienvenue sur le portail de formation Airtraq - Choisissez votre langage

Bienvenido al portal de formación de Airtraq - Elija su idioma



ENGLISH | DEUTSCH | FRANÇAIS | ESPAÑOL

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Airtraq reduces intubation time against DL and other VL

Enlace: http://www.airtraq.com/why-airtraq/airtraq-reduces-intubation-time-dl-vl/
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Airtraq reduces intubation time against DL and other VL

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Airtraq Laryngoscope vs Macintosh : a systematic review and meta – analysis

British Journal of Anaesthesia 2011. Y.Lu H. Jiang & Y.S. Zhu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China


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Comparison of video laryngoscopes vs. direct laryngoscopy for tracheal intubation: a meta-analysis of randomised trials

Yung-Cheng Su, European Journal of Aanaesthesiology · Sept 2011
 


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In morbidly obese patients Airtraq shortens intubation

Enlace: http://www.airtraq.com/why-airtraq/morbidly-obese-patients-airtraq-shortens-intubation/
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In morbidly obese patients Airtraq shortens intubation

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Tracheal intubation of morbidly obese patients: a randomized trial comparing performance of Macintosh and Airtraq

British Journal of Anaesthesia S. K. Ndoko et Al. Jean Verdier Public University Hospital of Paris.

One hundred and six consecutive ASA I–III morbidly obese patients undergoing surgery were randomized to intubation with the Macintosh laryngoscope or the Airtraq.

In the Airtraq group, tracheal intubation was successfully carried out in all patients within 120 s. In the Macintosh laryngoscope group, six patients required intubation with the Airtraq laryngoscope.

The mean (SD) time taken for tracheal intubation was 24 (16) and 56 (23) s, respectively, with the Airtraq and Macintosh laryngoscopes, (P,0.001). SpO2 was better maintained in the Airtraq group than in the Macintosh laryngoscope group with one and nine patients, respectively, demonstrating drops of SpO2 to 92% or less (P,0.05).

Conclusions. In this study, the Airtraq laryngoscope shortened the duration of tracheal intubation and prevented reductions in arterial oxygen saturation in morbidly obese patients.


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Airtraq requires less forces than DL and other VL

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Airtraq requires less forces than DL and other VL

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Forces applied by the laryngoscope blade onto the tongue during intubation attempts: a comparison between MacIntosh, AirTraq and Pentax AWS in a mannequin study

European Journal of Anaesthesiology, T. Gaszynski. Medical University of Lodz, Poland

The objective of this study was to measure the pressure created by different intubation devices on the tongue during endotracheal intubation attempts in the mannequin model . Fourteen specialists and 20 anesthesiologists in training.

Pressure created on the tongue was highest when the Macintosh blade was used and was more than five times higher than with AirTraq and Pentax AWS (P<0.05). When comparing the Pentax AWS and AirTraq, there was no statistical difference (P>0.05).

Measurement of forces applied during Macintosh direct laryngoscopy compared with GlideScope videolaryngoscopy*

T. Russell, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada


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Glidescope aprox. = 50% of McIntosh

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Airtraq is more effective for Face to Face intubations

Enlace: http://www.airtraq.com/why-airtraq/airtraq-effective-face-face-intubations/
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Airtraq is more effective for Face to Face intubations

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Simulating face-to-face tracheal intubation of a trapped patient: a randomized comparison of the LMA Fastrach, the GlideScope, and the Airtraq laryngoscope

British Journal of Anaesthesia , R. Amathieu, Paris.

Thirty senior emergency medicine physicians were trained in the use of the LMA Fastrach, GlideScope, and Airtraq laryngoscope with a standard airway trainer manikin (control).

Participants were then asked to perform tracheal intubation in two difficult situations simulated on a difficult airway management manikin wearing a cervical collar. In Situation 1, the manikin was in the supine position with a difficult airway caused by stiffening the cervical spine. In Situation 2, the manikin was positioned to simulate face-to-face tracheal intubation. We measured intubation times, success rates for tracheal intubation, and the difficulty of tracheal intubation.

Conclusions. The Airtraq was superior to both the GlideScope and LMA Fastrach during simulated face-to-face difficult tracheal intubation.

Inverse intubation in entrapped trauma casualties: a simulator based, randomised cross-over comparison of direct, indirect and video laryngoscopy

Emerg Med J, Patrick Schober, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, Holland

Background Airway management in entrapped casualties with restricted access to the head is challenging. If tracheal intubation is required and conventional laryngoscopy is not possible, intubation must be attempted in a face-to-face approach

Methods 24 anaesthesiologists direct laryngoscopy (Macintosh blade #3), Airtraq and McGrath).

The manikin was sitting with the neck immobilised and only accessible from the left anterolateral side.

All three techniques have a high success rate, but the usefulness of the McGrath is limited due to longer intubation duration. Inverse direct laryngoscopy showed reasonable intubation times.

Intubation was always successful and tended to be fastest with the Airtraq device, suggesting that this technique may be a promising alternative

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Airtraq Face to Face Intubation

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Airtraq is more simple to use for DAI than DL and other VL

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Airtraq is more simple to use for DAI than DL and other VL

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Performance of the glottiscopes: a randomized comparative study on difficult intubation simulation manikin.

Ann Fr Anesth Reanim. Sudrial et Al.

Prospectively compared simulated-difficult tracheal intubation characteristics of four glottiscopes: Airtraq, GlideScope, McGrath, LMA CTrach with that of the conventional Macintosh laryngoscope.

Forty-two physicians, naïve to glottiscope More than 1600 supervised tracheal intubations were performed

Compared to the Macintosh laryngoscope, GlideScope, McGrath, tracheal intubation duration was shorter (p<0.05) with the Airtraq and longer (p<0.01) with the LMA CTrach.

Airtraq and Macintosh laryngoscope were respectively the simplest (p<0.01) and the most difficult (p<0.01) airway devices to manage a simulated difficult tracheal intubation.

Airtraq and the LMA CTrach both demonstrated remarkable advantage over GlideScope and McGrath for simulated difficult intubation management.

Comparison of the Glidescope, the McGrath, the Airtraq and the Macintosh laryngoscopes in simulated difficult airways

Anaesthesia, Savoldelli et Al. University of Geneva

Sixty anaesthesia providers (20 staff, 20 residents, and 20 nurses) were enrolled into this study. The volunteers intubated the trachea of a Laerdal SimMan manikin in three simulated difficult airway scenarios.

In all scenarios, indirect laryngoscopes provided better laryngeal exposure than the Macintosh blade and appeared to produce less dental trauma.

In the most difficult scenario (tongue oedema), the Macintosh blade was associated with a high rate of failure and prolonged intubation times whereas indirect laryngoscopes improved intubation time and rarely failed. Indirect laryngoscopes were judged easier to use than the Macintosh.

The Airtraq consistently provided the most rapid intubation. Laryngeal grade views were superior with the Airtraq and McGrath than with the Glidescope.

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Airtraq is easier to learn

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Airtraq is easier to learn

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The learning curve for laryngoscopy: Airtraq versus Macintosh laryngoscopes

J Anesthesia, M. Baciarello, University of Parma, Italy

Purpose. This prospective study was designed to compare learning curves for laryngoscopy with the Airtraq or Macintosh laryngoscopes in patients under general anesthesia.

Methods. Ten medical students with no prior experience in airway management were recruited. Each student performed laryngoscopy with either device on ten consecutive patients.

Conclusion: Students achieved higher success rates using the Airtraq laryngoscope during early training on live patients.


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Teaching tracheal intubation: Airtraq is superior to Macintosh laryngoscope

BMC Medical Education, Hong Zhao, Peking University People’s Hospital, Beijing, China

Method: Twenty-six medical students in the 6th year participated in this trial. Each of the students intubated 3 patients with each laryngoscope respectively. Macintosh (n = 75) or Airtraq (n =74).

Results:

CONCLUSION: Airtraq laryngoscope is easier to master for novice personnel with a higher intubation success rate and shorter intubation duration compared with the Macintosh laryngoscope.

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In patients with cervical spine immobilization Airtraq outperforms DL and other VL

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In patients with cervical spine immobilization
Airtraq outperforms DL and other VL

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Alternative intubation techniques vs Macintosh laryngoscopy in patients with cervical spine immobilization: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

British Journal of Anaesthesia, 2015, 1–10, L. Suppan1Geneva University Hospitals,

Results: Twenty-four trials (1866 patients) met inclusion criteria.

Meta analyses could be performed for Airtraq, Airwayscope, C-Mac, Glidescope, and McGrath.

The Airtraq was associated with a statistically significant:

Other devices were associated with improved glottis visualization but no statistically significant differences in intubation failure or time to intubation compared with conventional laryngoscopy.

Conclusions: In situations where the spine is immobilized, the Airtraq device reduces the risk of intubation failure. There is a lack of evidence for the usefulness of other intubation devices.

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Airtraq produces less haemodynamic stimulation. More suitable for high risk cardio-surgical patients

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Airtraq produces less haemodynamic stimulation.
More suitable for high risk cardio-surgical patients

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The use of the Airtraq for routine tracheal intubation in high-risk cardiosurgical patients

BMC Research Notes , Schälte, University Hospital Aachen, Germany

123 consecutive ASA III patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass grafting were routinely intubated with the Airtraq.

In conclusion our results demonstrate that routine tracheal intubation with Airtraq is feasible, fast and save in high-risk cardiac patients. The use of the Airtraq allowed maintaining a stable hemodynamic situation.

A comparison of Airtraq & Macintosh in routine airway management: a randomized, controlled clinical trial

Anaesthesia,. Maharaj . Univ. Of Ireland, Galway


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Hemodynamic Response to Endotracheal Intubation Comparing the Airtraq® with Macintosh in Cardiac Surgical Patients

Aleksandra G. Brzanov, Sabah Al Ahmed Cardiac Center, Kuwait

Sixty patients who underwent elective coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

Results demonstrate that routine endotracheal intubation using Airtraq in patients undergoing routine CABG surgery can reduce hemodynamically changes and allow maintaining a stable hemodynamic situation, compared to the Macintosh laryngoscope.


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Airtraq is quicker than FOB for Awake Intubations

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Airtraq is quicker than FOB for Awake Intubations

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Airtraq: new device in patients at increased risk for difficult tracheal intubation

Critical Care S Tomasino, Alto Friuli, Tolmezzo, Udine, Italy

In this randomised, controlled, clinical trial authors enrolled 30 patients at increased risk for difficult tracheal intubation, undergoing surgical operations requiring tracheal intubation.

All patients, maintained in spontaneous breathing all through the procedure, received awake intubation performed by one of three anesthetists expert in difficult airway management. All patients received a topical airway anesthesia with 2% lidocaine and total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) performed with propofol c.i. with an effecter site concentration of 1.5 μg/ml.

All patients were successfully intubated in both groups. In Airtraq group the authors assessed a short time and a small amount of attempts of intubation with a statistically significant difference between the two groups. No difference was noted between the two groups in hemodynamic setting, saturation, Ramsey score and airway-trauma-related side effects.

Conclusions: Our experience demonstrated that the Airtraq could be used during awake sedations and may be a promising alternative device for difficult airway management as a valid alternative to the traditional fiberoptic bronchoscope.

Airway topical anesthesia using the Airtraq in patients with difficult airways

Canadian Anesthesiologists Soc , F.S. Xue, , Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

The authors describe our initial experience with a method of airway topical anesthesia for awake tracheal intubation in adult patients with difficult airways using a combination of an Airtraq laryngoscope and a MADgic laryngotracheal atomizer.

Once the distal end of the Airtraq laryngoscope was positioned in the vallecula with the glottis in the center of the viewfinder, the curved applicator portion of a MAD-LTA was advanced through the lateral channel of the Airtraq. By adjusting the distant position of the applicator portion under direct vision on the viewfinder, its tip was placed immediately superior to the glottis and the bilateral pyriform recess. Then, 3 mL of 2% lidocaine was sprayed in three aliquots onto these targeted areas with the MAD-LTA.

Several advantages appear to exist with this technique: the applicator portion of the MAD-LTA can well be adapted to the curved blade of the Airtraq / the MAD-LTA can be directed easily towards the different targeted airway structures / this approach can provide excellent airway topical anesthesia for awake orotracheal intubation / this technique is well tolerated by the awake, sedated patient / this technique is easy to perform.

Therefore, the authors believe this technique can provide a favourable alternative to a fiberoptic technique for the management of difficult airways.

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Airtraq outperforms VL and CMAC for Pediatric Intubations

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Airtraq outperforms VL and CMAC for Pediatric Intubations

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Endotracheal intubation with Airtraq versus Storz videolaryngoscope in children younger than two years - a randomized pilot-study

BMC Anesthesiology, Martin K Soerensen, University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Denmark

The aim of the study was to compare the Storz videolaryngoscope to the Airtraq Optical laryngoscope for tracheal intubation in children younger than two years of age who had a normal airway assessment. Our hypothesis was that the Storz would have a better success rate than Airtraq.

Ten children aged 2 years or younger scheduled for elective cleft lip/palate surgery were included. The anesthesia was standardized and a Cormack-Lehane (CL)-score was obtained using a Macintosh laryngoscope. After randomization CL-score and endotracheal tube positioning in front of the glottis was performed with one device, followed by the same procedure and intubation with the other device. The video-feed was recorded along with real-time audio. The primary endpoint was the success rate, defined as intubation in first attempt. Secondary endpoints were the time from start of laryngoscopy to CL-score, tube positioning in front of the glottis, and intubation.

No difference in the success rate of endotracheal intubation could be established in this ten patient sample of children younger than two years with a normal airway assessment scheduled for elective cleft lip/palate surgery. However, the Airtraq showed a number of time related advantages over the Storz videolaryngoscope.

A Comparitive Study of the Efficacy of Pediatric Airtraq with Conventional Laryngoscope in Children

Minerva Anestesiology , Dr Qazi Ehsan Ali, Nehru Medical College India

Method: Patients were allocated into two groups of 17 patients each using the paediatric Airtraq in one and a conventional laryngoscope in the other. The primary outcome measure was time needed for successful intubation whereas secondary outcome measures were number of attempts to intubate, POGO (percentage of glottis opening) scoring and complications like airway trauma and oesophageal intubation.

Results: It took significantly shorter time to intubate in Airtraq intubation group of patients as compared to Conventional intubation group of patients (P <0.05). Similarly the POGO scoring was significantly better in Airtraq intubation compared to Conventional intubation (P <0.001). Number of attempts to intubate and complications like airway trauma and oesophageal intubation using Airtraq was less frequent compared to conventional laryngoscopy but the difference was statistically insignificant.

CONCLUSION: Paediatric Airtraq provides better intubating conditions in children compared to conventional laryngoscope with less frequent complications.

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Airtraq outperforms DL for Nasal Intubation

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Airtraq outperforms DL for Nasal Intubations

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Easy and difficult nasal intubation – a randomised comparison of Macintosh vs Airtraq laryngoscopes

Anaesthesia, St. Kliniken Essen-Mitte, Essen, Germany

The authors prospectively compared tracheal intubation efficiency of the Airtraq for nasotracheal intubation vs that of the Macintosh in 200 patients.

All easy intubations were succesfully performed with the respective technique.

In the expected difficult intubation group, the success rate was higher, the glottis view was better, mean (SD) intubation time was shorter and the number of optimising manoeuvres was reduced with the nasotracheal Airtraq compared with the Macintosh, respectively.

For difficult nasal intubations, the nasotracheal Airtraq is more effective than the Macintosh laryngoscope

Comparison of Airtraq with Conventional Laryngoscopy in 50 ENT Patients Undergoing Microlaryngoscopy

ASA 2009 Abstract Harald V. Genzwuerker,, Neckar-Odenwald-Kliniken , Buchen and Mosbach, Germany

Laryngoscopic view was obtained with a Macintosh blade by an anesthesia resident with 2 years of training in 50 adult patients before intubation was attempted with the Airtraq by the same operator. Cormack and Lehane score was used to compare glottic view.

Conclusion: In ENT patients presenting for microlaryngoscopical surgery, laryngoscopic view is improved with the Airtraq® when compared to conventional laryngoscopy with a Macintosh blade.

Better view may lead to less trauma and swelling at the glottic inlet caused by intubation, facilitating planned procedures.

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