Endotracheal intubation versus supraglottic airway placement in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A meta-analysis.

@article{Benoit2015EndotrachealIV,
  title={Endotracheal intubation versus supraglottic airway placement in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A meta-analysis.},
  author={Justin L Benoit and Ryan B Gerecht and Michael Thomas Steuerwald and Jason T. McMullan},
  journal={Resuscitation},
  year={2015},
  volume={93},
  pages={20-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Overall survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is less than 10%. After initial bag-valve mask ventilation, 80% of patients receive an advanced airway, either by endotracheal intubation (ETI) or placement of a supraglottic airway (SGA). The objective of this meta-analysis was to compare patient outcomes for these two advanced airway methods in OHCA patients treated by Emergency Medical Services (EMS). METHODS A dual-reviewer search was conducted in PubMed, Scopus, and… CONTINUE READING