Oral intubation using a lighted stylet vs direct laryngoscopy in older children with cervical immobilization.

OBJECTIVE To compare the tracheal intubation success rates of blind oral intubation using a lighted stylet vs standard of direct laryngoscopy in anesthetized pediatric patients wearing rigid cervical collars. METHODS Seventy-eight children were randomly assigned to method of intubation (lighted stylet or direct laryngoscopy) and intubator; five patients… (More)