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Title: A review of video laryngoscopes relevant to the intensive care unit.
Authors: Karalapillai, Dharshi;Darvall, Jai;Mandeville, Justin;Ellard, Louise;Graham, Jon;Weinberg, Laurence
Affiliation: Department of Intensive Care, Royal Melbourne Hopsital, Australia
Department of Intensive Care and Anaesthesia, Austin Hospital, Australia
Department of Anaesthesia, Austin Hospital, Australia ; Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, Australia
Department of Anaesthesia, Austin Hospital, Australia
Department of Intensive Care, Austin Hospital, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2014
Citation: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine : Peer-reviewed, Official Publication of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine; 18(7): 442-52
Abstract: The incidence of difficult direct intubation in the intensive care unit (ICU) is estimated to be as high as 20%. Recent advances in video-technology have led to the development of video laryngoscopes as new intubation devices to assist in difficult airway management. Clinical studies indicate superiority of video laryngoscopes relative to conventional direct laryngoscopy in selected patients. They are therefore an important addition to the armamentarium of any clinician performing endotracheal intubation. We present a practical review of commonly available video laryngoscopes with respect to design, clinical efficacy, and safety aspects relevant to their use in the ICU.
Internal ID Number: 25097357
DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.136073
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Difficult airway
intensive care unit
video laryngoscopes
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