Video laryngoscopy is associated with increased first pass success and decreased rate of esophageal intubations during urgent endotracheal intubation in a medical intensive care unit when compared to direct laryngoscopy.

@article{Lakticov2015VideoLI,
  title={Video laryngoscopy is associated with increased first pass success and decreased rate of esophageal intubations during urgent endotracheal intubation in a medical intensive care unit when compared to direct laryngoscopy.},
  author={Viera Lakticov{\'a} and Seth K{\"o}nig and Mangala Narasimhan and Paul Henry Mayo},
  journal={Journal of intensive care medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={44-8}
}
BACKGROUND To compare the complication rates of urgent endotracheal intubation (UEI) performed by pulmonary critical care medicine (PCCM) fellows and attending intensivists using a direct laryngoscope (DL) versus a video laryngoscope (VL) in a medical intensive care unit (MICU). METHODS We studied all UEIs performed from November 2008 through July 2012 in an 18-bed MICU in a university-affiliated hospital. All UEIs were performed by 15 PCCM fellows or attending intensivists using only the DL… CONTINUE READING
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