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Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2012 Feb;25(1):38-41. doi: 10.1097/ACO.0b013e32834e63e2.

Paediatric airway anaesthesia.

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Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. crispin.best@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW:

There is a large variation in the methods and techniques used to secure the airway in children for the purposes of diagnosis and surgery. This review gives an idea of the different ways through which this can be achieved.

RECENT FINDINGS:

Studies of new devices such as laryngoscopes and the use of the laryngeal mask are changing how some approach the paediatric airway. Other aspects such as safety have recently achieved greater prominence.

SUMMARY:

There is still no consensus on how to manage these patients. Each centre has evolved a system that works for them. However, the common themes of communication between team members, attention to detail and a high level of awareness of problems run through all the articles quoted here.

PMID:
22113186
DOI:
10.1097/ACO.0b013e32834e63e2
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