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CS#18 Use of the Airtraq in the difficult airway

Anaesrhesia, 2009,64,pages 1332-1336 doi;10.1111/j.1365-2044.2009.06053.x
Z.L.Arslan, University of Kocaeli, Turquey

Eighty-six adult patients . After anaesthesia was induced a rigid cervical collar was applied. The mean time to see the glottis was shorter with Airtraq than the CTrach (11.9 (6.8) vs 37.6(16.7)s. The mean time taken for tracheal intubation was also shorter with the Airtraq than with the CTrach (25.6(13.5) and 66.3 (29.3)s, respectively. There was less mucosal damage in the Airtraq group. Additional maneouvers were required to provide an optimal view of the glottis in two patients (5%) from the Airtraq and 27 patients (63%) from the CTrach groups.

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