Successful Difficult Airway Intubation Using the Miller Laryngoscope Blade and Paraglossal Technique, May 2015
P Anderson, J Espanaco Valdés, JG Vorster
South African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia, May 2015
In anaesthetic practice clinicians are often faced with difficult airway situations. The conventional approach to intubation is the midline technique using a curved Macintosh blade for direct laryngoscopy. However, we have been successful in such a... Read more..
High-Flow Nasal Cannula Oxygen Does Not Prevent Desaturation During Intubation
Daniel M. Lindberg, MD
In an unblinded, randomized trial of ICU patients with hypoxemic respiratory failure, high-flow nasal cannula oxygenation did not reduce desaturation during intubation.
Despite adequate preoxygenation, desaturation is common during endotracheal intubation in patients with respiratory disease. The use of high-flow nasal cannula oxygenation has recently been proposed to... Read more..