Emerg. Med. J. 2009;26;112-113113doi:10.1136/emj.2008.059659
Yoshihiro Hirabayashi, Norimasa Seo, Jichi Medical University, Japan
Under supervision by staff anaesthetists, nonanaesthesia physicians performed tracheal intubation using either the Airtraq (n = 100) or the Macintosh laryngoscope (n = 100).
The time to secure the airway was shorter with the Airtraq than with the Macintosh laryngoscope (p,0.001).
The number of attempts until successful intubation was smaller with the Airtraq than with the Macintosh laryngoscope (p,0.001).
Erroneous oesophageal intubation was less with the Airtraq optical laryngoscope than with the Macintosh laryngoscope (p,0.01).
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