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Can an airway assessment score predict difficulty at intubation in the emergency department?
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    I want to know

    Dear Editor,

    It is easy to use it in real situation, I want some idea that what is the predictive factor that I should to do for next resech . I want to do in Thai population.

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    Assessment score or not !!

    Dear Editor:

    ASSESSMENT SCORE OR NOT!!

    The LOW COST RES-Q-SCOPE(R) where digital video technology makes life a little easier. The patented and FDA Registered RES-Q-SCOPE(R)is readily available and considered essential in the emergency field, where the emergency needs to be dealt with quickly and effectively. The situations commonly found more frecuently by Paramedics, Medics in the military, First respo...

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    Letter to the Editor

    Dear Editor,

    We read with interest the recent paper by Reed et al. [1] regarding the LEMON mnemonic [2] and its ability to predict difficult intubation in the ED. We are particularly pleased that the authors concluded that this clinical tool was able to successfully stratify the risk of intubation difficulty in the ED, though this was never the intent in its design.

    Predicting a ‘difficult intubation’ ha...

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    A limited place for the LEMON score in airway assessment
    • Susan Dorrian, SHO Critical Care
    • Other Contributors:
      • Dr M. Lim, Dr S. Nagaiyan

    Dear Editor,

    We read with interest the article by MJ Reed et al. As they have mentioned there have been numerous attempts to devise scoring systems for airway assessment, however these scores have been undermined by low sensitivity and specificity. Furthermore Positive predictive values for these tests range from 4 – 60% [1], we believe that such a low predictive value has significant implications for airway manag...

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