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Ann Fr Anesth Reanim. 2008 Feb;27(2):154-7. Epub 2007 Dec 21.

[Use of Eschmann's gum elastic bougie in difficult orotracheal intubation, an audit over eight years of clinical practice].

[Article in French]

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Département d'anesthésie-réanimation, centre hospitalier de Laon, 33, rue Marcellin-Berthelot, 02001 Laon cedex, France.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

The objective was to check on the effectiveness of difficult orotracheal intubation by Eschmann's gum elastic bougie in our institution.

STUDY DESIGN:

Retrospective observation study led for eight years.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

All the orotracheal intubations during the inductions in the surgical unit of the hospital of Laon were listed from 1998 to 2005, whether they were achieved in a classical way, with a fibrobronchoscope or with Eschmann's gum elastic bougie.

RESULTS:

Out of 15,657 intubations, 301 of them were difficult. Eschmann's gum elastic bougie was used 276 times with a rate of success of 99%.

CONCLUSION:

Our study confirms the figures of publications, particularly the anglo-saxon ones and proves the interest of the Eschmann's gum elastic bougie in orotracheal intubations and this in first intention.

PMID:
18160250
DOI:
10.1016/j.annfar.2007.11.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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