The Airtraq® as a rescue airway device following failed direct laryngoscopy: a case series

@article{Maharaj2007TheAA,
  title={The Airtraq{\textregistered} as a rescue airway device following failed direct laryngoscopy: a case series},
  author={Chrisen H. Maharaj and Joseph F. Costello and J. G. Mcdonnell and Brian H. Harte and John G. Laffey},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={2007},
  volume={62}
}
We report the successful use of the Airtraq® as a rescue device following failed direct laryngoscopy, in patients deemed at increased risk for difficult tracheal intubation. In a series of seven patients, repeated attempts at direct laryngoscopy with the Macintosh blade, and the use of manoeuvres to aid intubation, such as the gum elastic bougie placement, were unsuccessful. In contrast, with the Airtraq® device, each patient's trachea was successfully intubated on the first attempt. This… 

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