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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 Abstract: 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..