We describe the performance of GlideScope in 34 consecutive patients who required nasal endotracheal intubation for surgical convenience. In the 34 patients, nasal endotracheal intubation was achieved in 52 +/- 22 (mean +/- SD) sec by unexperienced clinicians, and in 50 +/- 17 sec by anesthetists in the department. Margill forceps were not needed for any patient during nasotracheal intubation. The improved coordination afforded by an image on a video monitor seen by both the assistant providing laryngeal manipulation and the anesthetist handling the laryngoscope resulted in a significant advantage over the conventional laryngoscope technique. GlideScope seems to be a novel useful device for nasal endotracheal intubation.
Masui. The Japanese journal of anesthesiology 09/2007; 56(8):962-4.