Comparison of the Flexiblade levering laryngoscope with the English Macintosh laryngoscope in patients with a poor laryngoscopic view.

@article{Beilin2005ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the Flexiblade levering laryngoscope with the English Macintosh laryngoscope in patients with a poor laryngoscopic view.},
  author={Benzion Beilin and Israel Zeev Yardeni and V. D. Smolyarenko and Alexander Zeidel and Eduard Ram and Eduard Mayburd},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={2005},
  volume={60 4},
  pages={
          400-5
        }
}
The effectiveness of two laryngoscopes, the English Macintosh and the Flexiblade (a levering laryngoscope), were compared in a clinical setting. An investigation was carried out in 100 patients admitted for surgery under general anaesthesia, to compare intubation with the Flexiblade or the Macintosh laryngoscope. The patients had two anatomical characteristics that may predict difficult intubation - Mallampati score II and III, and a thyromental distance </= 6.5 cm. Patients were randomly… CONTINUE READING