Airway obstructed by foreign material: the Heimlich maneuver.

@article{Guildner1976AirwayOB,
  title={Airway obstructed by foreign material: the Heimlich maneuver.},
  author={Charles W. Guildner and D. Williams and Thomas Subitch},
  journal={JACEP},
  year={1976},
  volume={5 9},
  pages={
          675-7
        }
}
To investigate the application of a cough-creating thrust for the removal of airway-obstructing foreign material, the thrust was applied to six adult male anesthetized volunteers at the waist, at the low chest level, and at the midchest level, with the subjects in both the horizontal-lateral and the sitting positions. Air volume, peak air flow rate, and airway measurements were made. Both the low chest and midchest thrusts produced significantly better results than did the abdominal thrust… Expand
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