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    Pre-hospital use of cuffed tracheal tubes in children
    • Roderick Mackenzie, Emergency Physician
    • Other Contributors:
      • Rachel S. Clements, Alistair G. Steel, Andrew T. Bates

    Dear Editor,

    In his letter entitled “Counting Angels”, Dr Mason dismisses our attempt to challenge the doctrine of always using an un-cuffed tracheal tube for emergency intubation of children as irrelevant and meaningless (1). His arguments are that we should instead challenge the perceived “gold standard” role of emergency tracheal intubation in the pre-hospital setting (for all patients) and consider using su...

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    Pre-hospital tracheal intubation in critically injured children by specialist practitioners
    • Roderick Mackenzie, Emergency Physician
    • Other Contributors:
      • Rachel C Clements, Alistair G Steel and Andrew T Bates.

    Dear Editor,

    In his letter entitled ‘Counting Angels’, Dr Mason dismisses our attempt to challenge the doctrine of always using an un-cuffed tracheal tube for emergency intubation of children as irrelevant and meaningless (1). His arguments are that we should challenge the perceived ‘gold standard’ role of emergency tracheal intubation in the pre-hospital setting (for all patients) and consider using supra-glot...

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