laryngoscope

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laryngoscope

[lə′riŋ·gə‚skōp]
(medicine)
A tubular instrument, combining a light system and a telescopic system, used in the visualization of the interior larynx and adaptable for diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical procedures.
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(8) Term Description True positive A difficult laryngoscopy that had been predicted to be difficult False positive An easy laryngoscopy that had been predicted to be difficult True negative An easy laryngoscopy that had been predicted to be easy False negative A difficult laryngoscopy that had been predicted to be easy Sensitivity The percentage of correctly predicted DVL as a proportion of all laryngoscopies those were truly difficult.
There were 408 (55.0%) normal airways, 256 (34.5%) airways with predicted difficult direct laryngoscopies and 78 (10.5%) airways with documented difficult direct laryngoscopies.
The success rate for patients with normal airways was 81.1% (331/408), for airways with predicted difficult direct laryngoscopies 73.0% (187/256) and for airways with documented difficult laryngoscopies 74.4% (58/78).
Our patients with difficult laryngoscopies had similar characteristics as their easy laryngoscopy counterparts.
The BURP manoeuvre improves laryngoscopic visualisation in difficult laryngoscopies (13) and this is reflected in the 31% occurrence of difficult laryngoscopy in our study vs 18% in Ezri's study (8).