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Gum elastic bougies in difficult intubation
  1. Simon Carley,
  2. John Butler
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL, UK
  1. Correspondence to: Kevin Mackway-Jones, Consultant (kevin.mackway-jones{at}

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A 55 year old woman is brought to the emergency department after an overdose of alcohol and tricyclic antidepressants. She has a tachycardia (110) and a systolic blood pressure of 105 mm Hg. The GCS is 5 (extends to pain). You decide to …

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