Gastric tube insertion under direct vision using the King Vision™ video laryngoscope: a randomized, prospective, clinical trial

@inproceedings{Okabe2014GastricTI,
  title={Gastric tube insertion under direct vision using the King Vision™ video laryngoscope: a randomized, prospective, clinical trial},
  author={Tadashi Okabe and Gentaro Goto and Yoko Hori and Atsuhiro Sakamoto},
  booktitle={BMC anesthesiology},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND The frequency of malpositioning of gastric tubes in the trachea has been reported to be 0.3-15%, which may cause severe complications, such as pneumonia, if not detected promptly. If a gastric tube can be guided into the esophagus under direct vision with a video laryngoscope, misplacement of the gastric tube into the trachea can be avoided. We… CONTINUE READING