Intubation


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intubation

[‚in‚tü′bā·shən]
(medicine)
The introduction of a tube into a hollow organ to keep it open, especially into the larynx to ensure the passage of air.

Intubation

 

the introduction of a special tube into the larynx through the mouth for the purpose of eliminating respiratory disruption in burns, certain traumas, severe spasms of the larynx, laryngeal diphtheria, and acute, rapidly resolvable (for example, allergic) laryngeal edemas. Intubation may sometimes replace tracheotomy. In order to avoid the danger of asphyxiation, the tube is usually withdrawn and the patient transfers to normal respiration.

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We enrolled patients (age 18-65 years, ASA classification I-III) with a high risk of difficult ventilation and DI requiring tracheal intubation for their elective surgeries.
The baseline variables studied were clinico-demographic profile of the patient and the intubation details including number of attempts at intubation, success rate, method of intubation and duration of work in emergency as a surrogate marker of intubating doctor's experience.
The patented Vie Scope[TM] offers Paramedics and Doctors the unique ability to handle all adult intubations using only one laryngoscope.
This positive regression co-efficient indicates that applying lidocaine on ETT during intubation will increase the severity of sore throat by 0.
After additionally administering 1 mg of alfentanyl, the endotracheal intubation was performed with a Macintosh size 3 laryngoscope blade.
Also was determined the general level of difficulty of intubation in points according to table 3.
The hypertensive response to endotracheal intubation may be harmful in patients with cardiovascular disease, increased intracranial pressure, or anomalies of the cerebral vessels.
At 5 min after intubation in Group A (control group), the heart rate was still higher than basal value as compared with Group B (esmolol group).
Blind naso-tracheal intubation (BNTI) is the passage of an endotracheal tube through nose into trachea without using a laryngoscope1.
The curved angulated blade and the patented prism technology allow clinicians to "look around the corner," resulting in a faster and more successful intubation versus direct laryngoscopy.