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The Intubation Difficulty Scale (IDS): Proposal and Evaluation of a New Score Characterizing the Complexity of Endotracheal Intubation
Background: A quantitative scale of intubation difficulty would be useful for objectively comparing the complexity of endotracheal intubations. The authors have developed a quantitative score thatExpand
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Severe pulmonary embolism associated with air travel.
BACKGROUND Air travel is believed to be a risk factor for pulmonary embolism, but the relation between pulmonary embolism and distance flown has not been documented. The aim of this study was toExpand
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Randomized Study Comparing the “Sniffing Position” with Simple Head Extension for Laryngoscopic View in Elective Surgery Patients
BackgroundThe “sniffing position” is recommended for optimization of glottic visualization under direct laryngoscopy. However, no study to date has confirmed its superiority over simple headExpand
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Noninvasive ventilation improves preoxygenation before intubation of hypoxic patients.
RATIONALE Critically ill patients are predisposed to oxyhemoglobin desaturation during intubation. OBJECTIVES To find out whether noninvasive ventilation (NIV), as a preoxygenation method, is moreExpand
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Atrial Fibrillation and Death After Myocardial Infarction: A Community Study
Background— Atrial fibrillation (AF) often coexists with myocardial infarction (MI), yet its prognostic influence is disputed. Prior reports studied the relationship of AF during earlyExpand
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Prospective evaluation of peripheral venous access difficulty in emergency care
ObjectiveAlthough frequently used and crucial in emergency care, peripheral intravenous access has been poorly documented. We examined whether criteria related to patient characteristics, underlyingExpand
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Survey of out-of-hospital emergency intubations in the French prehospital medical system: a multicenter study.
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the clinical characteristics of endotracheal intubation in the French emergency prehospital medical system and compare these data with those of other systems. METHODSExpand
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Management of severe acute pain in emergency settings: ketamine reduces morphine consumption.
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to compare in emergency settings 2 analgesic regimens, morphine with ketamine (K group) or morphine with placebo (P group), for severe acute pain in traumaExpand
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Prognostic factors in victims of falls from height*
Objective:Falls from height cause significant mortality in the urban environment, but reliable prognostic factors have not been identified. Even the intuitive relation between the distance fallen andExpand
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Kidney retrieval after sudden out of hospital refractory cardiac arrest: a cohort of uncontrolled non heart beating donors
IntroductionTo counter the shortage of kidney grafts in France, a non heart beating donor (NHBD) program has recently been implemented. The aim of this study was to describe this pilot program forExpand
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