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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