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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare ventilation parameters during mechanical ventilation using Laryngeal Mask Airway (LMA), Laryngeal Tube (LT), and Peri-Laryngeal Airway Cobra (PLA). METHODS In a prospective, randomised controlled trial, 90 patients undergoing general anaesthesia for elective surgery were divided into three subgroups. The(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the performance of the Truview EVO2 laryngoscope in manikin-simulated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and no-CPR scenarios with standard intubation technique. Participants performed 4 scenarios in random order: endotracheal intubation (ETI) using Macintosh laryngoscope (MCL), Truview EVO2 laryngoscope in no-CPR(More)
BACKGROUND The EndoFlex is a new type of tracheal tube with an adjustable distal tip that can be bent without the use of a stylet. The aim of this study was to compare a standard endotracheal tube with the EndoFlex tracheal tube for intubation in patients with simulated cervical spine injury. METHODS A group of 60 patients without any kind of the cervical(More)
Super-obese patients (body mass index [BMI] >50 kg/m(2)) are at a particularly high risk of anesthesia-related complications during postoperative period, eg, critical respiratory events including respiratory arrest, and over-sedation leading to problems with maintaining airway open, hypoxia and hypercapnia. In this paper authors present a case of a(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of the study was to assess the level of life and job satisfaction of Polish anesthesiologists and to explore the impact of extrinsic-hygiene and intrinsic-motivating determinants. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional questionnaire study was conducted among consultant anesthesiologists in Lodz region. The questionnaire concerned(More)
BACKGROUND Maintaining good physical fitness and oral function in old age is an important element of good quality of life. Disability-related impairment of oral function contributes to a deterioration of the diet of older people and to the reduction of their social activity. OBJECTIVES Investigate the association between masseter muscle tension, dental(More)
Four devices were compared in a simulated scenario of a vehicle-entrapped patient: standard Macintosh laryngoscope, intubating laryngeal mask (ILMA), AirTraq optical laryngoscope, and KingVision videolaryngoscope. A group of 30 final-year paramedic students intubated a manikin placed in a sitting position under a desk simulating the roof of a car. Time of(More)
OBJECTIVE Advanced airway management, endotracheal intubation (ETI), during CPR is more difficult than, for example, during anesthesia. However, new devices such as video laryngoscopes should help in such circumstances. The aim of this study was to assess the performance of the KingVision video laryngoscopes in a manikin cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)(More)
Awake fibreoptic intubation (AFI) is a standard method of airway management in a case of anticipated difficult intubation. It is usually performed using flexible fibroscopes. In this report, we describe the case of a 42 year-old female patient who suffered from congenital disease producing severe deformation of the head, face, neck and chest. In this case,(More)
INTRODUCTION Vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for metabolic syndrome disorders and the occurrence of these disorders greatly contributes to the deficiency of vitamin D. Postmenopausal women are particularly prone to that deficiency. AIM The aim of the study was to assess vitamin D concentration in the plasma of pre- and postmenopausal women, with or(More)