Predicting difficult intubation--a comprehensive scoring system.

@article{Nath1997PredictingDI,
  title={Predicting difficult intubation--a comprehensive scoring system.},
  author={G Yogendra Nath and Michael M. A. Sekar},
  journal={Anaesthesia and intensive care},
  year={1997},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={
          482-6
        }
}
A study was conducted in an attempt to devise a simple and more accurate method of predicting difficult intubation. Prospective assessments were made in 282 patients and retrospective assessment in 16 patients with regard to 21 anatomical factors which were correlated with the laryngoscopic view at intubation. Twelve factors correlated significantly with difficult intubation. Four of these were eliminated after multifactorial analysis. A scoring system was devised, assigning points to each… CONTINUE READING

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