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Malleable stylet vs re-useable and disposable bougies in a model of difficult intubation: a randomised cross-over trial
  1. M Woollard,
  2. D Lighton,
  3. P Gregory,
  4. G Munro,
  5. E Jenkinson,
  6. L Hamilton,
  7. R Newcombe,
  8. P O’Meara
  1. Coventry University, Coventry, UK

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    Introduction

    Paramedics’ intubation success rates with Cormack and Lehane grade III/IV views have been reported to be 0%. Misplaced tracheal tubes occur in 5.8 to 25% of all pre-hospital intubations: 67 to 75% of these are in the oesophagus. This trial evaluated four adjuncts in a simulated pre-hospital difficult intubation.

    Methods

    Pre-hospital laryngoscopists attending the Australian College of Ambulance Professionals (ACAP) conference (September 2007) attempted …

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