Cervical spine motion: a fluoroscopic comparison of the AirTraq Laryngoscope versus the Macintosh laryngoscope.

@article{Turkstra2009CervicalSM,
  title={Cervical spine motion: a fluoroscopic comparison of the AirTraq Laryngoscope versus the Macintosh laryngoscope.},
  author={Timothy P. Turkstra and D M Pelz and Philip M. Jones},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={111 1},
  pages={97-101}
}
BACKGROUND The optimal technique to intubate the trachea in patients presenting with a potential or documented cervical spine (C-spine) injury remains unresolved. Using continuous fluoroscopic video assessment, C-spine motion during laryngoscopy with an AirTraq Laryngoscope (King Medical Systems, Newark, DE) was compared to that with intubation using a Macintosh blade. METHODS Twenty-four healthy surgical patients gave written consent to participate in a crossover randomized controlled trial… CONTINUE READING

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