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The Airtraq Optical Laryngoscope: Experiences with a New Disposable Device for Orotracheal Intubation

 

 

Schirin M. Missaghi, MD,1 Klaus Krasser, MD,1 Hildegard Lackner-Ausserhofer, MD,1 Anita Moser, MD1, and  Ernst Zadrobilek2

 

1Staff Anesthetist and Intensive Care Physician, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Empress Elisabeth Hospital of the City of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

2Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Chairman of the Austrian Working Group for Airway Management and Director of the Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Empress Elisabeth Hospital of the City of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

 

Address correspondence and comments to Ernst Zadrobilek.

 

Received from the Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Empress Elisabeth Hospital of the City of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

 

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Supported solely by institutional sources. The authors have no financial relationship with the manufacturer or any of the distributors of the airway management device used in this clinical investigation.

This clinical investigation was presented in part at the Difficult Airway Society Annual Meeting, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, November 21-23, 2007; the abstract was later also published in the journal Anaesthesia (63:1387, 2008).

 

Acknowledgements

The authors thank the staff anesthetists, the anesthesia residents, and the qualified anesthesia nurses who voluntary participated in this study.

 

Key Words

Tracheal intubation: Airtraq Optical Laryngoscope.


 

Published: December 31, 2007.

 


 

The correct citation of this clinical investigation is:

Missaghi MS, Krasser K, Lackner-Ausserhofer H, Moser A, Zadrobilek E. The Airtraq Optical Laryngoscope: experiences with a new disposable device for orotracheal intubation. Internet Journal of Airway Management 4, 2006-2007.
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Last updated: July 31, 2008.


 

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