[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: To evaluate the performance of the Airway Scope, we studied the time to complete endotracheal intubation performed by senior residents in anesthesiology.
The trachea of the patient was intubated using the Airway Scope (n = 90) or the Macintosh laryngoscope (n = 81).
The time to complete endotracheal intubation was 42 +/- 23 sec with the Airway Scope and 41 +/- 20 sec with the Macintosh laryngoscope.
The Airway Scope performed as well as the Macintosh laryngoscope when used by senior residents in anesthesiology on patients with normal airway.
No preview · Article · Feb 2009 · Masui. The Japanese journal of anesthesiology
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The GlideScope videolaryngoscope is a new device for endotracheal intubation, which provides a view of the glottis without alignment of the oral pharyngeal and tracheal axes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance of the GlideScope in patients.
We evaluated the performance of the GlideScope" in 200 consecutive patients requiring orotracheal intubation for surgery.
In the 200 patients, excellent (Cormack-Lehane [C-L] view 1) or good (C-L 2) laryngeal exposure was obtained in 68% and 31% respectively and successful orotracheal intubation was achieved in all the patients. The mean +/- SD time to intubate was 51 +/- 20 seconds in trainees, 52 +/- 25 seconds in junior anesthesia residents, 48 +/- 18 seconds in senior anesthesia residents, and 50 +/- 18 seconds in staff anesthetists.
The GlideScope was easily handled not only by experienced anesthetists but also by novice personnel. The GlideScope seems to be a novel device in routine and difficult airway management.
No preview · Article · Oct 2007 · Masui. The Japanese journal of anesthesiology
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: 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.
No preview · Article · Sep 2007 · Masui. The Japanese journal of anesthesiology
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We describe the clinical use of a new video-laryngoscope (GlideScope, GS) in patients with a difficult airway and morbid obesity. In 4 patients with a difficult airway, showing a Cormack-Lehane grade III view with Macintosh direct laryngoscope, the glottic opening (Cormack-Lehane grade I or II) was visualized with GS. In 2 patients, showing a Cormack-Lehane grade IV view with Macintosh direct laryngoscope, Cormack-Lehane grade II view of the glottic opening was obtained. GS also provided a good view of glottic opening in a patient with morbid obesity. GS will have a profound impact on the management of the difficult airway.
No preview · Article · Aug 2007 · Masui. The Japanese journal of anesthesiology