Comparison of the Levitan FPS Scope (TM) and the single-use bougie for simulated difficult intubation in anaesthetised patients

Greenland, K. B., Liu, G., Tan, H., Edwards, M. and Irwin, M. G. (2007) Comparison of the Levitan FPS Scope (TM) and the single-use bougie for simulated difficult intubation in anaesthetised patients. Anaesthesia, 62 5: 509-515. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2044.2007.05003.x


Author Greenland, K. B.
Liu, G.
Tan, H.
Edwards, M.
Irwin, M. G.
Title Comparison of the Levitan FPS Scope (TM) and the single-use bougie for simulated difficult intubation in anaesthetised patients
Journal name Anaesthesia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0003-2409
1365-2044
Publication date 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2044.2007.05003.x
Volume 62
Issue 5
Start page 509
End page 515
Total pages 7
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language eng
Subject 110301 Anaesthesiology
Abstract A randomised cross-over study was performed in 34 patients with no evidence of airway difficulties, following induction of general anaesthesia, to compare the efficacy of the Levitan FPS scope((TM)) (LFPS) and the single-use bougie for tracheal intubation during simulated grade IIIa laryngoscopy. Success rates for intratracheal placement of the device, and the time required for insertion and tracheal intubation were recorded. Both devices were equally successful (31/34 for the LFPS vs 29/34 for the bougie) for insertion into the glottis. The mean insertion time for the LFPS was statistically longer than that for the bougie (4.4-12.5 s) but this difference was not clinically relevant. Intubation times were similar between the two devices. Major problems hindering successful intubation using the LFPS were the presence of a narrow epiglottic-pharyngeal wall space and copious secretions. An inability to maintain the desired shape was the principal cause of failure with the bougie.
Keyword Anesthesiology
Gum Elastic Bougie
Tracheal Intubation
Airway Management
Optical Stylet
Seeing Stylet
Multiple-use
Fiberscope
Mannequin
Laryngoscopy
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status UQ

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