Evidence for benefit vs novelty in new intubation equipment.

@article{Behringer2011EvidenceFB,
  title={Evidence for benefit vs novelty in new intubation equipment.},
  author={E. Behringer and M S Kristensen},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={2011},
  volume={66 Suppl 2},
  pages={57-64}
}
A myriad of new intubation equipment has been introduced commercially since the appearance of Macintosh/Miller blades in the 1940s. We review the role of devices that are relevant to current clinical practice based on their presence in the scientific literature. The comparative performance of new vs traditional direct laryngoscopes, their complications, their use in awake intubation techniques and the prediction of unsuccessful intubation with new devices are reviewed. Manikin studies are of… CONTINUE READING
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