Predicting Difficult Intubation in Apparently Normal Patients: A Meta-analysis of Bedside Screening Test Performance

@article{Shiga2005PredictingDI,
  title={Predicting Difficult Intubation in Apparently Normal Patients: A Meta-analysis of Bedside Screening Test Performance},
  author={Toshiya Shiga and Zen’ichiro Wajima and Tetsuo Inoue and Atsuhiro Sakamoto},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={103},
  pages={429-437}
}
The objective of this study was to systematically determine the diagnostic accuracy of bedside tests for predicting difficult intubation in patients with no airway pathology. Thirty-five studies (50,760 patients) were selected from electronic databases. The overall incidence of difficult intubation was 5.8% (95% confidence interval, 4.5–7.5%). Screening tests included the Mallampati oropharyngeal classification, thyromental distance, sternomental distance, mouth opening, and Wilson risk score… Expand

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