Comparison of the Williams Airway Intubator and Ovassapian Fibreoptic Intubating Airway for fibreoptic orotracheal intubation

Greenland, K. B., Lam, M. C. and Irwin, M. G. (2004) Comparison of the Williams Airway Intubator and Ovassapian Fibreoptic Intubating Airway for fibreoptic orotracheal intubation. Anaesthesia, 59 2: 173-176. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2044.2004.03527.x


Author Greenland, K. B.
Lam, M. C.
Irwin, M. G.
Title Comparison of the Williams Airway Intubator and Ovassapian Fibreoptic Intubating Airway for fibreoptic orotracheal intubation
Journal name Anaesthesia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0003-2409
1365-2044
Publication date 2004-02-01
Year available 1983
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2044.2004.03527.x
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 59
Issue 2
Start page 173
End page 176
Total pages 4
Place of publication London
Publisher Blackwell Science
Language eng
Subject 110301 Anaesthesiology
Abstract A randomised study was carried out in 60 anaesthetised patients with no evidence of airway difficulties, to compare the Williams Airway Intubator and the Ovassapian Fibreoptic Intubating Airway for bronchoscopic view and ease of railroading a tracheal tube during fibreoptic orotracheal intubation. The Williams Airway Intubator provided a better view of the glottis (41 (68.3%) unobstructed views) than the Ovassapian Fibreoptic Intubating Airway (15 (25%) unobstructed views; p < 0.0001) and a shorter time was needed to complete bronchoscopy (median (95% CI) difference 4 s (1–7); p = 0.01). Four (6.7%) bronchoscopies failed using the Williams Airway Intubator compared with 26 (43.3%) using the Ovassapian Fibreoptic Intubating Airway (p < 0.0001). Both airways provided similar intubating conditions when the glottis was visible.
Keyword Equipment
Ovassapian airway
Williams Airway Intubator
bronchoscope
Intubation
tracheal
fibreoptic
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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