Successful Resuscitation of Choking Victims Using a Lifevac, a Non-powered Portable Suction Device: Real World Experience: 2017 Presidential Poster Award: 1762

@article{LihBrody2017SuccessfulRO,
  title={Successful Resuscitation of Choking Victims Using a Lifevac, a Non-powered Portable Suction Device: Real World Experience: 2017 Presidential Poster Award: 1762},
  author={Lisa Lih-Brody and A. E. Benenson and Rashawn Chin},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2017},
  volume={112}
}
body The World Congress of Gastroenterology Successful Resuscitation of Choking Victims Using a Lifevac, a Non-powered Portable Suction Device: Choking is a leading cause of accidental death worldwide and in the United States. Patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia are at a high risk for aspiration of food and thus, choking. Although there have been great technological advances, currently, there is no approved device to assist in the resuscitation of a choking victim when abdominal thrusts fail… 
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