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Blade intubation

Arteiro Queiroz Menezes, Paulo Francisco Guerreiro Cardoso, Christopher Kengo Nagao, Helio Minamoto, Benoit Jacques Bibas, Isaac de Faria Soares Rodrigues, José Pinhata Otoch, Marisa Dolhnikoff, Mauro Canzian, Marilia Wellichan Mancini, Paulo Manuel Pêgo-Fernandes
To evaluate the feasibility of a 980-nm contact diode laser (CDL) as a method for creating a posterior laryngofissure in live pigs. Twenty-eight Landrace pigs (15-20 kg) were anesthetized, intubated, ventilated, and submitted to a cervical tracheostomy. An anterior and posterior midline longitudinal laryngofissure incision was created according to randomization-control (n = 4), posterior laryngofissure with a scalpel blade; electrocautery (n = 12), posterior laryngofissure by electrocautery (10, 15, 20, 25 W powers); CDL (n = 12), posterior laryngofissure by the CDL (10, 15, 20, 25 W peak powers in pulsed mode)...
February 14, 2019: Lasers in Medical Science
Pratishtha Yadav, Sudeshna Bhar Kundu, Dhurjoti P Bhattacharjee
Background and Aims: Paediatric airway needs special consideration as it is not a miniature replica of adult airway, rather it has different anatomy with different proportion and angulations. This study was conducted with the aim to find a laryngoscope blade that provides best laryngoscopic and intubation conditions in paediatric patients of age 2-6 years. Methods: This trial was conducted in a total of 75 children age 2-6 years, either gender, with American Society of Anesthesiologists grade I or II scheduled for elective surgery under general anaesthesia...
January 2019: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
Yoko Okumura, Masahiro Okuda, Aiji Sato Boku, Naoko Tachi, Mayumi Hashimoto, Tomio Yamada, Masahiro Yamada
BACKGROUND: Airway Scope (AWS) with its plastic blade does not require a head-tilt or separate laryngoscopy to guide intubations. Therefore, we hypothesized that its use would reduce the intubation time (IT) and the frequency of airway complication events when compared with the use of Macintosh Laryngoscope (ML) for infants with cleft lip and palate (CLP). METHODS: The parents of all patients provided written consents; we enrolled 40 infants with CLP (ASA-PS 1)...
January 12, 2019: BMC Anesthesiology
D Özkan, S Altınsoy, M Sayın, H Dolgun, J Ergil, A Dönmez
BACKGROUND: This prospective randomized study compared cervical motion during intubation with a C‑MAC D‑Blade® and with a laryngeal mask airway LMA Fastrach®. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The participants in this study were 52 ASA I-III patients aged 18-70 years and assigned for elective cervical discectomy. The patients were randomly selected for intubation with a C‑MAC D‑Blade® (group V) or an LMA Fastrach® laryngeal airway (group F). Both groups received the same induction of anaesthesia...
January 9, 2019: Der Anaesthesist
Lyon Y Lee, Dongbin Lee, Hakhyun Ryu, Janet H Han, Jungho Ko, John W Tyler
Rabbits provide a unique challenge for routine endotracheal intubation in clinical practice because of various distinctiveanatomic and physiologic features. Many previously proposed methods for endotracheal intubation in rabbits are limited byseveral factors, including the needs for expensive equipment and high levels of technical expertise. We evaluated capnographyfor its effectiveness in assisting endotracheal intubation in rabbits. New Zealand white rabbits were divided into 3 groupsof 5 animals. In the first 2 groups, mainstream (nondiverting) or sidestream (diverting) capnography (MC and SC groups, respectively)was used; in the third group (LS group), a laryngoscope with a size 00 Miller blade was used to guide endotracheal tube placement...
January 9, 2019: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
Sandy Kirolos, Joyce E O'Shea
Neonatal intubation is an essential but difficult skill to learn. Videolaryngoscopy allows the airway view to be shared by the intubator and supervisor and improves intubation success. Ideally, a videolaryngoscope (VL) should be usable as a conventional laryngoscope (CL). The aims of this report were to describe differences in the shape of currently available CL and VL blades and to compare the direct airway view obtainable on a neonatal manikin with different laryngoscope blades.Three main differences were observed; compared with CL, the VL blades have a reduced vertical height, a curved tip and curved body...
January 3, 2019: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
Vicko Gluncic, Anita Lukić, Eva Hanko, John Lynch
A patient presented with a stab injury caused by a knife penetrating the orbital floor and maxillary sinus along the skull base with the tip situated adjacent to the left internal carotid artery. A flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope loaded with an endotracheal tube was initially positioned superior to the vocal cords and advanced into the trachea immediately following induction. The blade was removed after occluding endovascular balloons were positioned distal and proximal to the potential internal carotid artery injury site...
December 7, 2018: A&A practice
Kanil R Kumar, Renu Sinha, Pranita Mandal, Apala R Chowdhury
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November 2018: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
Anju Gupta, Geeta Kamal, Aikta Gupta, Nidhi Sehgal, Sapna Bhatla, Rajeev Kumar
BACKGROUND: Videolaryngoscopy has an established role in difficult airway management in adults. However, there is limited literature to support their efficacy in children. The Truview Picture Capture Device has shown promising results for endotracheal intubation in infants in the past. The CMAC videolaryngoscope has launched its novel infant Miller blade, but its performance has not been assessed clinically for routine intubation in infants and neonates. We hypothesized that the CMAC videolaryngoscope would reduce the total time to intubation as compared to the Truview Picture Capture Device in neonates and infants...
December 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Junko Ajimi, Junichi Nishiyama, Ritsuko Masuda, Takeo Shibata, Toshiyasu Suzuki
OBJECTIVE: This prospective randomized study aimed to assess the usefulness of two videolaryngoscopes with a side channel, the Airtraq DLTM and the AWS-200TM , for intubation with a double-lumen tube (DLT). METHODS: In 60 patients with an American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status of 1-3 who were not expected to have difficult airway, the Airtraq DLTM and the AWS-200TM were randomly used for DLT intubation. The primary outcome was intubation time. The secondary outcomes included exposure time, the glottis view with the Macintosh and study videolaryngoscopes, the number of attempts before successful intubation, the intubation difficulty scale (IDS) score, and the subjectively rated ease of blade insertion and DLT advancement...
December 20, 2018: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
Kelsey A Miller, Matthew A Eisenberg, Edir S Abid, Joshua Nagler
First-pass success rates during intubation of infants in the emergency department have been shown to be low. Video laryngoscopy is being increasingly used during advanced airway management in the emergency department, but available data have not supported improved outcomes with use in pediatrics. The newly available Macintosh size 0 (curved) blade for the C-MAC video laryngoscope offers a narrower blade for use in infants. We describe the use of the new C-MAC Macintosh 0 blade for intubation of 2 infants with apnea secondary to respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis...
November 12, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
Sunil Rajan, Dilesh Kadapamannil, Kaushik Barua, Pulak Tosh, Jerry Paul, Lakshmi Kumar
Background and Aims: Nasal intubation with traditional Macintosh laryngoscope usually needs the use of Magill's forceps or external laryngeal manipulation. The primary objective of this study was to assess the ease of intubation during C-MAC videolaryngoscope-assisted nasal intubation using D blade and to compare it with traditional Macintosh laryngoscope-aided nasal intubation. The secondary objectives were comparison of intubation time, attempts, trauma, and hemodynamic stress responses...
July 2018: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
Abdullah Bakhsh, Michael Ritchie
Tracheal intubation is a critical step in securing the patient's airway in a variety of emergent and non-emergent settings. Difficulties and complications may arise with this procedure, and alternative laryngoscopes that use video technology have been designed to improve visibility when airway difficulty is predicted or encountered. These devices may be flexible or rigid in design for the purpose of assisting in intubations, especially expected difficult intubations. Video laryngoscopes have been advertised as being able to reduce difficulty, failure, trauma and other complications compared with direct laryngoscopy...
October 15, 2018: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Daniel Cordovani, Twain Russell, Wallace Wee, Andrew Suen, Richard M Cooper
BACKGROUND: In patients with predictive features associated with easy direct laryngoscopy, videolaryngoscoy with the GlideScope has been shown to require less force when compared with Macintosh direct laryngoscopy. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare forces applied with Glidescope vs. Macintosh laryngoscopes in patients with predictive features associated with difficult direct laryngoscopy. DESIGN: A prospective randomised study...
October 10, 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
Zehra İpek Arslan
We herein report two expected difficult intubation cases that failed with an angulated-type video laryngoscope (C-MAC D-blade) and were rescued with a channelled-type Airtraq® device. The common signs and characteristics which indicated difficult ventilation and intubation in these patients were Mallampati 4 (with phonation), mandibular protrusion of B, obstructive sleep apnoea disorder, male gender, and thick neck (>46 cm). We had aids ready in the operating theatre for the anticipated difficult intubation...
September 2018: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
Yasuhiko Kato, Yasushi Sakuma, Yoshihiro Momota
During laryngoscopy, the laryngoscope blade sometimes comes in contact with the teeth, fracturing or dislocating them. However, no studies have compared the effects of newly marketed video laryngoscopes and the Macintosh laryngoscope (Mac) on teeth. In this study, we measured and compared the force exerted on the teeth of an intubating manikin by the Mac, the Airway Scope (Pentax), and the McGrath MAC (Covidien). The mean force exerted was 141.1 ± 15.7 kg by the Mac, 39.2 ± 10.3 kg by the Airway Scope, and 48...
2018: Anesthesia Progress
Marc Kriege, Nina Pirlich, Thomas Ott, Eva Wittenmeier, Frank Dette
BACKGROUND: In infants, securing the airway is time-critical because of anatomical and physiological differences related to airway management in children less than 1 year old. The aim of this study was to compare the time to ventilation using two different hyperangulated video laryngoscope blades with the time to ventilation via conventional direct laryngoscopy in a normal airway [NA] and in a simulated difficult airway [DA]. METHODS: This study was a comparative, bicentric, open-label, randomized controlled evaluation...
August 31, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
Ji-Hoon Kim, Sung Wook Kim, Young-Min Kim, Youngsuk Cho, Seung Joon Lee
BACKGROUND: Novice clinicians who have little or no clinical experience in tracheal intubation occasionally need a long time to perform the procedure when using a large curved blade. They also have a lower tracheal intubation success rate, especially in emergency situations, such as cardiac arrest, than experienced practitioners. This study aimed to investigate whether the size of the curved laryngoscope blade affects the outcomes of tracheal intubation performed by incoming interns on a manikin model...
August 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Tülay Şahin, Zehra İpek Arslan, Gür Akansel, Onur Balaban, Derya Berk, Mine Solak, Kamil Toker
Objective: Endotracheal intubation should be performed with care when cervical spine (C-spine) injury is suspected. The aim of this study was to evaluate the movement of the C-spine using fluoroscopy during intubation with Laryngeal Mask Airway (LMA) CTrach, C-MAC videolaryngoscope and Macintosh laryngoscope. Methods: This was a single-centre, prospective, observational, controlled trial. In total, 22 surgical patients aged 18-65 years planned to undergo operation under general anaesthesia, were enrolled...
February 2018: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
Yuki Shindo, Shinichi Toda, Kanta Kido, Eiji Masaki
Introduction: Intubation can sometimes be difficult in patients with lesions in the mouth floor. Ameloblastoma is a frequently encountered tumor of the maxillofacial area. An extensive lesion might occupy the floor of the mouth, prevent displacement of the tongue, limiting the space for inserting a laryngoscope blade and resulting in difficult intubation even with fiberoptic bronchoscopy. Case presentation: A 66-year-old man (67 kg; 171 cm) with a mental swelling was diagnosed with ameloblastoma and scheduled for surgical resection...
August 2018: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
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