Difficult Tracheal Intubation of In-hospital Emergent Patients

Anesthesiology, 08/01/2011

Xue FS et al.– The findings suggests that in most patients with C&L grade II and III laryngeal views, the tracheal intubation can be successfully accomplished at the first attempt if the distal end of the endotracheal tube is appropriately curved by a malleable stylet. Thus, when speed of the tracheal intubation is important (as in a patient with a full stomach or chest compression), an endotracheal tube should always be equipped with a stylet.

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