The “BURP” maneuver worsens the glottic view when applied in combination with cricoid pressure

@article{Snider2005TheM,
  title={The “BURP” maneuver worsens the glottic view when applied in combination with cricoid pressure},
  author={Douglas D Snider and Donna Clarke and Brendan T Finucane},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Anesthesia},
  year={2005},
  volume={52},
  pages={100-104}
}
PurposeThe purpose of this study was to determine if the application of a BURP maneuver to the cricoid cartilage would combine the benefits of both the BURP and the Sellick maneuvers, resulting in an improved glottic view and offer the potential of protection against passive gastric regurgitation.MethodsThis was a double-blind, prospective, randomized, crossover trial. Forty-three patients scheduled for elective surgery participated in this study. General anesthesia was induced using fentanyl… Expand
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