Early identification of patients at risk for difficult intubation in the intensive care unit: development and validation of the MACOCHA score in a multicenter cohort study.

@article{Jong2013EarlyIO,
  title={Early identification of patients at risk for difficult intubation in the intensive care unit: development and validation of the MACOCHA score in a multicenter cohort study.},
  author={Audrey De Jong and Nicolas Molinari and Nicolas Terzi and Nicolas Mongardon and J. A. Arnal and Christophe Guitton and Bernard Allaouchiche and Cath{\'e}rine Paugam-Burtz and Jean Michel Constantin and Jean-Yves Lefrant and M. Di Leone and Laurent Papazian and Karim Asehnoune and Nicolas Maziers and Elie Azoulay and Gael Pradel and Boris Jung and Samir Jaber},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={187 8},
  pages={832-9}
}
RATIONALE Difficult intubation in the intensive care unit (ICU) is a challenging issue. OBJECTIVES To develop and validate a simplified score for identifying patients with difficult intubation in the ICU and to report related complications. METHODS Data collected in a prospective multicenter study from 1,000 consecutive intubations from 42 ICUs were used to develop a simplified score of difficult intubation, which was then validated externally in 400 consecutive intubation procedures from… CONTINUE READING
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