alexa Evaluation of ease of intubation with the GlideScope or Macintosh laryngoscope by anaesthetists in simulated easy and difficult laryngoscopy.


Journal of Anesthesia & Clinical Research

Author(s): Lim TJ, Lim Y, Liu EH

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Abstract The GlideScope is a new video laryngoscope developed for management of the difficult airway. We compared the GlideScope with the Macintosh laryngoscope in simulated easy and difficult laryngoscopy. Twenty anaesthetists were allowed three attempts to intubate in each of four laryngoscopy scenarios in a high fidelity simulator. In the simulated easy laryngoscopy scenarios, the anaesthetists took longer to intubate using the GlideScope than the Macintosh laryngoscope (mean (SD) 19.0 (9.7) s vs. 12.7 (5.9) s, respectively; p = 0.006). There was no difference in the number of successful intubations, ease of intubation or choice of intubating device. In the simulated difficult laryngoscopy scenarios, the anaesthetists took less time to intubate using the GlideScope (23.5 (12.7) s vs. 70.5 (101.2) s, respectively; p = 0.001). The slightly higher success rate with the GlideScope was not statistically significant (20/20 vs. 18/20, respectively; p = 0.5). However, the anaesthetists found it easier to intubate using the GlideScope (median (interquartile range [range]) 1 (1-2 [1-2]) vs. 2 (2-3 [1-3]), respectively; p < 0.0001). This article was published in Anaesthesia and referenced in Journal of Anesthesia & Clinical Research

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