A prospective study of the safety of tracheal extubation using a pediatric airway exchange catheter for patients with a known difficult airway.

@article{Loudermilk1997APS,
  title={A prospective study of the safety of tracheal extubation using a pediatric airway exchange catheter for patients with a known difficult airway.},
  author={E P Loudermilk and Maximilian W. B. Hartmannsgruber and Daniel P. Stoltzfus and Paul B. Langevin},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1997},
  volume={111 6},
  pages={
          1660-5
        }
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the usefulness of routinely inserting a hollow airway exchange catheter (jet stylet) prior to tracheal extubation of adult patients with risk factors for difficult tracheal intubation. DESIGN Prospective, 1-year study of 40 consecutive patients undergoing mechanical ventilation who had one or more risk factors for difficult tracheal reintubation. SETTING Surgical ICU of a tertiary university medical center. INTERVENTIONS Study patients at risk for difficult… CONTINUE READING

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Utility of airway exchange catheters in pediatric patients with a known difficult airway.

  • Lisa Wise-Faberowski, Charles D. Nargozian
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  • Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies
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