Prediction of difficult tracheal intubation in Turkish patients: a multi-center methodological study.

@article{Yildiz2007PredictionOD,
  title={Prediction of difficult tracheal intubation in Turkish patients: a multi-center methodological study.},
  author={Tulay Sahin Yildiz and Fahrettin Korkmaz and Mine Solak and Kamil Toker and Nesrin Erciyes and Fatma Bayrak and S{\"u}leyman Ganidağli and Murat Tekin and Mehmet Kizilkaya and Bilge Karsli and Alparslan Turan and Utku Ozcan},
  journal={European journal of anaesthesiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={24 12},
  pages={1034-40}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Preoperative evaluation is important in the detection of patients at risk for difficult airway management. It is still unclear whether true prediction is possible and which variables should be chosen for evaluation. The aim of this prospective, multi-centre study was to investigate the incidence of difficult intubation, the sensitivity and positive predictive values of clinical screening tests and whether combining two or more of these tests will improve the prediction… CONTINUE READING