Video-laryngoscopes in the adult airway management: a topical review of the literature.

@article{Niforopoulou2010VideolaryngoscopesIT,
  title={Video-laryngoscopes in the adult airway management: a topical review of the literature.},
  author={Panagiota Niforopoulou and Ioannis Pantazopoulos and Theano D. Demestiha and Eleni Koudouna and Theodoros Xanthos},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={2010},
  volume={54 9},
  pages={1050-61}
}
The aim of the present paper is to review the literature regarding video-laryngoscopes (Storz V-Mac and C-Mac, Glidescope, McGrath, Pentax-Airway Scope, Airtraq and Bullard) and discuss their clinical role in airway management. Video-laryngoscopes are new intubation devices, which provide an indirect view of the upper airway. In difficult airway management, they improve Cormack-Lehane grade and achieve the same or a higher intubation success rate in less time, compared with direct laryngoscopes… CONTINUE READING