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The Olympus Airway Mobilescope: a New Portable Flexible Video Laryngoscope

 

 

Klaus Krasser, MD,1 Schirin M. Missaghi, MD,1 and Ernst Zadrobilek, MD2

 

1 Staff 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, Vienna, Austria.

 

Address correspondence and comments to Klaus Krasser.

 

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

 

Published: September 26, 2010.

 


 

The correct citation of this communiction of new equipment and techniques is:

Krasser K, Missaghi SM, Zadrobilek E. The Olympus Airway Mobilescope: a new portable flexible video laryngoscope. Internet Journal of Airway Management 6, 2010-2011.
Available from URL:
http://www.adair.at/ijam/volume06/newequipment02/default.htm
Date accessed: month day, year.

 


Last updated: September 26, 2010.


 

Olympus Medical Systems (Tokyo, Japan) recently launched the Olympus Airway Mobilescope (OAM), a new portable flexible video laryngoscope. There are currently two models of the OAM available: the the Olympus MAF TYPE GM and TM with an outer diameter of 4.1 and 5.2 mm and a suction channel of 1.5 and 2.6 mm, respectively.

 

The OAM incorporates a movable video screen mounted on the proximal end of the laryngoscope handle, a light-emitting diode light source powered by a lithium battery, and a recording device in a single unit. For hygienic reprocessing of the entire unit, the manufacturer recommends the use of an endoscopy washing machine.  

 

The costs of the OAM are about 0000 Euro (exclusive value-added taxes, according to the offer of the Austrian division of Olympus Endoscopy Europe, queried in month year).


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