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Resuscitation of Choking Victims in a Pediatric Population Using a Novel Portable Non-Powered Suction Device: Real-World Data

@article{Gal2020ResuscitationOC,
  title={Resuscitation of Choking Victims in a Pediatric Population Using a Novel Portable Non-Powered Suction Device: Real-World Data},
  author={Laura Levinson Gal and Pamela Pugliesi and Diana E Peterman},
  journal={Pediatrics \& Therapeutics},
  year={2020},
  volume={10},
  pages={16-24}
}
Background: Foreign body aspiration remains a significant cause of pediatric morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to assess the use of a novel, portable, nonpowered suction device (The LifeVac; LifeVac LLC, New York, USA) in pediatric patients who experience a choking emergency, and for whom standard resuscitative protocols have failed.  Methods: This article provides a summary of self-reported instances of use in pediatric patients during real-world choking emergencies that occurred… 

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