Fiberoptic Intubation

Heidegger, Thomas
May 2011
New England Journal of Medicine;5/19/2011, Vol. 364 Issue 20, pe42
Academic Journal
The article offers information on fiberoptic intubation. It is said that procedure plays an important part in the management of a difficult airway and is recommended by many societies of anesthesia. According to the author, fiberoptic intubation is primarily important for the management of the anticipated difficult airway, but can also be used to secure the airway in an unexpected situation.


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