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A Partial Glottic View Improves GlideScope Intubation

Calvin A. Brown, III, MD   In this randomized clinical trial, GlideScope intubations were faster and easier when a restricted glottic view was used.   Intubation with hypercurved video laryngoscopes (VLs) often takes longer to complete because of the challenge of manipulating the endotracheal tube through the glottic opening. With direct laryngoscopy, a full... Read more..

Predictors of Prolonged Time to Intubation with Hypercurved Videolaryngoscopes

Calvin A. Brown, III, MD   In a study of operating room intubations with acute-angled videolaryngoscopes, “sniffing” head position, reduced mouth opening, and attending intubators were associated with prolonged intubation times.   To identify predictors of difficult or prolonged intubation with hypercurved video laryngoscopes, investigators conducted a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial... Read more..