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2015 Article of the Year Award Winner Announced

The winner of the fourth annual “Airway Article of the Year” award was announced during a live webinar hosted by AirwayWorld.com on December 17, 2015. Calvin Brown III, MD, host of the webinar, presented four articles as finalists. The nominees were selected from among all of the articles covered during... Read more..

Lower Oxygen Saturation Goals Are Safe in Mechanically Ventilated Patient

Patricia Kritek, MD   Targeting to 88% - 92% did not cause harm.   The optimal oxygenation goal for patients who are receiving invasive mechanical ventilation remains unclear. Clinicians usually target resolution of hypoxemia and pay little attention to weaning levels of oxygen once 100% saturation has been achieved. However, harms caused by hyperoxia,... Read more..

Does Nasal Cannula Oxygen Improve Preoxygenation?

Daniel J. Pallin, MD, MPH   Adding nasal cannula to nonrebreather mask or bag-valve-mask preoxygenation improved end-tidal oxygen levels.   Preoxygenation is used to fill the lungs with oxygen and wash out nitrogen before emergency endotracheal intubation. Investigators assessed the contribution of supplemental nasal cannula–delivered oxygen to end-tidal oxygen levels in a randomized crossover... Read more..