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Cannot ventilate-cannot intubate an infant: surgical tracheotomy or transtracheal cannula?

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An unanticipated difficult airway is very uncommon in infants. The recommendations for managing the cannot ventilate-cannot intubate (CVCI) situation in infants and small children are based on difficult airway algorithms for adults. These algorithms usually recommend placement of a transtracheal cannula or performing a surgical tracheotomy as a last resort. In this study, we compared the success rate and time used for inserting a transtracheal cannula vs performing a modified surgical tracheotomy in a piglet model.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftPaediatric Anaesthesia
Vol/bind20
Udgave nummer11
Sider (fra-til)987-93
Antal sider7
ISSN1155-5645
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1 nov. 2010

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