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Direct vs Video Laryngoscopy for Intubation With GI Bleeding

Which is the better method for performing endotracheal intubation in patients with GI bleeding?  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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No Decrease in Early VAP After Early Use of Chlorhexidine

The application of chlorhexidine prior to intubation did not help protect against ventilator-associated pneumonia among ICU patients, a new study reports.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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The Physiologically Difficult Airway

Underlying physiologic abnormalities may hinder the successful intubation of critically ill patients. What are they?  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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DIRECT LARYNGOSCOPY KILLED THE VIDEO STAR?

Videolarygoscopy (VL). Brave new world. VL makes any intubation easy, and solves airway managment problems. Well, it can be a life-saver, but it also brings its own set of problems. Two new RCTs comparing VL and DL are just out. One study looks at using VL as the primary intubation tool in the pre-hospital setting, and next to the old laryngoscope it pales in comparison. Bit there might be more to the story. Let’s have a look.  
scancrit.com
over 3 years ago
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First-Pass Success in Pediatric Intubation in the ED

Which factors may predict a successful first intubation attempt in children?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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DIRECT LARYNGOSCOPY KILLED THE VIDEO STAR? —

Videolarygoscopy (VL). Brave new world. VL makes any intubation easy, and solves airway managment problems. Well, it can be a life-saver, but it also brings its own set of problems. Two new RCTs comparing VL and DL are just out. … Continue reading → via DIRECT LARYNGOSCOPY KILLED THE VIDEO STAR? —  
prehospitalmed.com
over 3 years ago
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Kovac’s Sign

Great example of Kovacs' sign; VL too deep & hampering intubation; @airwaycam @Sdmeded #FOAMed pic.twitter.com/FBALDOMlzN— Jonathan Kei, MD MPH (@keipoints) May 2, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js  
prehospitalmed.com
over 3 years ago
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Noninvasive Ventilation Delivered by Helmet Cuts Intubation Rates in ARDS

Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) delivered by helmet reduces endotracheal intubation rates in adults with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), compared with NIV delivered by facemask, according to a new trial.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Post-Intubation Complications in ED Setting - emdocs

We are masters of the airway, often managing life-threatening scenarios and conditions. However, the patient who decompensates around the time of intubation, or directly after the procedure, can be frightening. What can you do to mimize these events?  
emdocs.net
over 3 years ago