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Resuscitation. 2015 Aug;93:124-7. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2015.06.005. Epub 2015 Jun 11.

Mechanisms linking advanced airway management and cardiac arrest outcomes.

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University of Cincinnati, Department of Emergency Medicine, 231 Albert Sabin Way, PO Box 670769, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0769, USA.
University of Washington, Department of Biostatistics, F-600, Health Sciences Building, Box 357232, Seattle, WA 98195-7232, USA.
University of Alabama School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, 619 19th Street South, OHB 251, Birmingham, AL 35249, USA. Electronic address:


Advanced airway management--such as endotracheal intubation (ETI) or supraglottic airway (SGA) insertion--is one of the most prominent interventions in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) resuscitation. While randomized controlled trials are currently in progress to identify the best advanced airway technique in OHCA, the mechanisms by which airway management may influence OHCA outcomes remain unknown. We provide a conceptual model describing potential mechanisms linking advanced airway management with OHCA outcomes.


Cardiopulmonary resuscitation; Intubation (intratracheal); Laryngeal tube; Mechanisms

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