Evaluation of Frova, single‐use intubation introducer, in a manikin. Comparison with Eschmann multiple‐use introducer and Portex single‐use introducer *

@article{Hodovi2004EvaluationOF,
  title={Evaluation of Frova, single‐use intubation introducer, in a manikin. Comparison with Eschmann multiple‐use introducer and Portex single‐use introducer *},
  author={Iljaz Hod{\vz}ovi{\'c} and Ian Peter Latto and Antony Robert Wilkes and J. E. Hall and William W. Mapleson},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={2004},
  volume={59}
}
In a randomised cross‐over study, 48 anaesthetists attempted to place a Frova single‐use introducer, an Eschmann multiple‐use introducer and a Portex single‐use introducer in the trachea of a manikin set up to simulate a grade 3 laryngoscopic view. The anaesthetists were blinded to success (tracheal placement) or failure (oesophageal placement). Successful placement (proportion, 95% confidence interval) of either the Frova introducer (65%, 50–77%) or the Eschmann introducer (60%, 46–73%) was… 

Evaluation of tracheal tube introducers in simulated difficult intubation *

The single‐use introducers are more likely to cause tissue trauma during placement, particularly if held close to the tip, and the single‐ use introducers have a higher likelihood of causing tissue trauma than the new Portex or Frova.

Evaluation of clinical effectiveness of the Frova single‐use tracheal tube introducer

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The problem of cross‐over design in airway studies

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Comparison of malleable stylet and reusable and disposable bougies by paramedics in a simulated difficult intubation

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Airway Scope®‐assisted nasotracheal intubation

Clinicians should be aware that when the Portex Venn reusable introducer is placed in the fridge before use, the associated increase in stiffness that improves the incidence of successful tracheal placement results in increased peak forces at the tip and an associated increased risk of airway trauma.

Effect of trolley height on the management of difficult airway; a manikin study*

Adjusting the trolley height before laryngoscopy appears to improve the intubating conditions and may have beneficial effect on anaesthetist’s posture during intubation.

Stylets and Introducers

Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Vol. 42, No. 5, September 2014 “It is most disconcerting after a difficult exposure of the cords to be unable to direct the catheter between them for lack of control.”

Does the use of a bougie reduce the force of laryngoscopy in a difficult airway with manual in-line stabilisation?: A randomised crossover simulation study

To minimise the force of laryngoscopy and movement of a potentially unstable cervical spine injury, consideration should be given to the early use of a bougie.

A comparative randomized trial of intubation success in difficult intubation cases: the use of a Frova intubation catheter versus a Bonfils intubation fiberoscope

  • O. OnalIrem Gumus J. Celik
  • Medicine
    Wideochirurgia i inne techniki maloinwazyjne = Videosurgery and other miniinvasive techniques
  • 2019
Given the shorter duration of intubation using the FC and its lower cost as compared with that of the BF, the FC can be considered superior to the BF in difficult intubations cases.
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