The Pentax-AWS is particularly suitable for facilitating intubation in edentulous geriatric patients

Yamamoto, Kunihiko; Suzuki, Akihiro; Toyama, Yuki; Sasakawa, Tomoki; Kunisawa, Takayuki; Takahata, Osamu; Iwasaki, Hiroshi
August 2009
Journal of Anesthesia;2009, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p471
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study which examined the effectiveness of the use of the Pentax-Airway Scope (AWS), an indirect video laryngoscope with integrated tube guidance, in facilitating intubation in edentulous geriatric patients. The study involved 40 patients aged more than 65 years scheduled for elective surgery who were divided into a normal teeth (NT) group and a full denture (FD) group. The results indicate that the total time for intubation was significantly less in the FD group than the NT group.


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