The Intubation Difficulty Scale (IDS): Proposal and Evaluation of a New Score Characterizing the Complexity of Endotracheal Intubation

@article{Adnet1997TheID,
  title={The Intubation Difficulty Scale (IDS): Proposal and Evaluation of a New Score Characterizing the Complexity of Endotracheal Intubation},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Adnet and Stephen W. Borron and St{\'e}phane Racine and J. L. Clemessy and J. L. Fournier and Patrick Lee Plaisance and Claude Lapandry},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={87},
  pages={1290–1297}
}
Background: A quantitative scale of intubation difficulty would be useful for objectively comparing the complexity of endotracheal intubations. The authors have developed a quantitative score that can be used to evaluate intubating conditions and techniques with the aim of determining the relative values predictive factors of intubation difficulty and of the techniques used to decrease such difficulties. Methods: An Intubation Difficulty Scale (IDS) was developed, based on parameters known to… Expand
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