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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)
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)
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)
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