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airway

1. an air route, esp one that is fully equipped with emergency landing fields, navigational aids, etc.
2. a passage down which air travels from the nose or mouth to the lungs
3. Med a tubelike device inserted via the throat to keep open the airway of an unconscious patient

Airway

 

an approved route for regular flights of transport planes. The route is provided with maintained airfields and with the necessary ground-support equipment (radio beacons, air lane identification markers, and the like) to insure safe takeoff and landing. Civil aviation flights are generally carried out on airways. In some special cases—for instance, when servicing expeditions or rendering emergency medical assistance—flights are carried out independent of any airway. The first Soviet airway was inaugurated in 1923 between Moscow and Nizhnii Novgorod (now called Gorky). In 1968 more than 2,500 airways (with a total extent of about 500,000 km) constituted the consolidated network of the USSR Aeroflot system, linking about 3,500 cities and populated points within the country and 44 foreign countries.

airway

[′er‚wā]
(building construction)
A passage for ventilation between thermal insulation and roof boards.
(mining engineering)
A passage for air in a mine. Also known as air course.
(navigation)
A designated route of passage for aircraft.

airway

airway
A passage for ventilation between thermal insulation and roof boards.

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Some of the legends on airways for aeronautical charts.
A control area, or a portion thereof, established in the form of a corridor (ICAO). An airway is equipped with radio navigation aids. It is a path through navigable airspace designated by the appropriate authority within which air traffic services are provided.
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This prospective multicenter study (fast difficult airway evaluation [FADE] trial) was approved by the local institutional ethics committees of West China Hospital and followed by all participating hospitals.
Difficult airway society guidelines for management of the unanticipated difficult intubation.
Thus, anesthetic management in JS needs more attention related to ventilation parameters and potential difficult airways.
compared five video laryngoscopes and conventional direct laryngoscopy on simple and simulated difficult airways on the intubation trainer.
A comparison of Bonfils intubation fiberscopy and fiberoptic bronchoscopy in difficult airways assisted with direct laryngoscopy.
Obesity may be associated with predictors of difficult ventilation and difficult airway management, including reduced mouth opening, reduced cervical extension, shorter thyromental and mentosternal distance, and decreased thyromental height, increased neck circumference, and obstructive airway anatomy, all of which may come into play at the time of intubation, and produce sleep apnoea.
Indirect optical systems (Airtraq) and video-assisted systems (GVL, fiber optic laryngoscope, and C-MAC) provide much better glottic views than the direct laryngoscope, revealing a high intubation success rate in patients with difficult airway (37-39).
8% so about one third patients with airways actually easy to intubate will be subjected to the protocol for management of a difficult airway if ULBT will be used for preoperative airway assessment.
Retrograde intubation around an in situ combitube: a difficult airway management strategy.
From the anesthesiologist's point of view, there is a severe risk of difficult airway because of an advanced stiffness of the cervical spine and a reduced mouth opening in these patients.