The Williams Airway Intubator, the Ovassapian Airway and the Berman Airway as upper airway conduits for fibreoptic bronchoscopy in patients with difficult airways.

Greenland, Keith B. and Irwin, Michael (2004) The Williams Airway Intubator, the Ovassapian Airway and the Berman Airway as upper airway conduits for fibreoptic bronchoscopy in patients with difficult airways.. Current Opinion in Anesthesiology, 17 6: 505-510. doi:10.1097/00001503-200412000-00010


Author Greenland, Keith B.
Irwin, Michael
Title The Williams Airway Intubator, the Ovassapian Airway and the Berman Airway as upper airway conduits for fibreoptic bronchoscopy in patients with difficult airways.
Journal name Current Opinion in Anesthesiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0952-7907
1473-6500
Publication date 2004-12-01
Year available 2006
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1097/00001503-200412000-00010
Open Access Status
Volume 17
Issue 6
Start page 505
End page 510
Total pages 6
Place of publication London
Publisher Lippincott-Raven
Language eng
Subject 110301 Anaesthesiology
Abstract AB Purpose of review: In this article we will summarize the available information on airways that have been suggested to provide a conduit for the bronchoscope in its passage through the upper airway during fibreoptic intubation. Recent findings: The Williams Airway Intubator and the Berman Oropharyngeal Airway appear to be more likely to provide a conduit for the bronchoscope than the Ovassapian Fibreoptic Intubating Airway. Summary: Though the Williams Airway Intubator and the Berman Oropharyngeal Airway are superior in this role, all the airways discussed here have major deficiencies in their function. Further research is needed in this field to meet the requirements of endoscopists in situations when it is crucial that equipment reliably fulfils its function. (C) 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
Keyword Anesthesiology
Anesthesiology
ANESTHESIOLOGY
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID 1
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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