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The who, where, and what of rapid sequence intubation: prospective observational study of emergency RSI outside the operating theatre
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    ED RSI in the UK - the growing evidence base is not inconsistent
    • Cliff Reid, consultant in emergency medicine
    • Other Contributors:
      • Louisa Chan

    Dear Editor

    We would like to thank Dr Oglesby and colleagues for their helpful comments [1], and for highlighting their data on complication rates for ED RSI [2] which were published subsequent to the submission of our paper [3].

    We share entirely their reservations regarding propofol as an induction agent in ED patients. It is our observation that it is associated with a greater incidence of hypotens...

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    The who, where, and what of rapid sequence intubation
    • Angela J Oglesby, Consultant in Accident & Emergency Medicine
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      • Mark J D Dunn, Alasdair J Gray, Diana Beard, Dermot W McKeown, Colin A Graham

    Dear Editor

    Reid and colleagues have produced an interesting observational study on rapid sequence intubation (RSI) [1].

    The authors comment on the lack of data on complications of RSI in the UK hospital setting. In 2003, we published complication data from a multi-centre prospective observational study of 735 patients undergoing RSI in seven Scottish urban emergency departments (ED) [2].


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