K-I Cheng

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Intubation with a double-lumen tube is important for achieving one-lung ventilation and facilitating thoracic surgery. The GlideScope(®) videolaryngoscope (Verathon Inc., Bothell, WA, USA) is designed to assist tracheal intubation for patients with a difficult airway. We wished to compare the GlideScope and direct laryngoscopy for double-lumen tube(More)
BACKGROUND When implanting a permanent central venous catheter, the usual aim is to place the tip at the superior vena cava/right atrial (SVC/RA) junction. However, data validating radiographic landmarks of the SVC/RA junction are limited. This investigation was undertaken to compare the radiographic landmarks with the SVC/RA junction as determined by(More)
We compared direct laryngoscopy with a Macintosh blade vs indirect bronchoscopy with a Trachway® stylet, for endobronchial intubation with a left-sided double-lumen tube. We allocated participants scheduled for thoracic surgery and who had normal predicted laryngoscopy, 30 to each group. The mean (SD) intubation times with laryngoscope and Trachway were 48(More)
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