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New assembled video laryngoscope: a study on efficacy and cost-effectiveness

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Video laryngoscopes have been introduced in recent years as an alternative choice to facilitate tracheal intubation... Difficulties with tracheal intubation are mostly caused by difficult direct laryngoscopy with impaired view to the vocal cords... Many endoscopic intubation laryngoscopes have been designed to visualize the vocal cords around the corner looking through a proximal viewfinder... Although they are useful devices, they have limitations for doing direct laryngoscopy and are very expensive, hence they are not used for routine tracheal intubation... Excellent (C/L1) or good (C/L2) laryngeal exposure was obtained in 92% and 8% of patients respectively... In 25 patients in whom VAL was performed, there was a comparable or superior view... Intubation with direct laryngoscopy was successful in 95.2% of patients and VAL was successful in 95.4% of patients... Three patients from the VAL group and four patients from the direct laryngoscopy group were excluded... See Figure 1... This new assembled VAL is the cheapest video-assisted laryngoscope available costing around $60, which can even be introduced into primary healthcare setup in developing countries... VAL consistently yielded a comparable or superior glottic view compared with direct laryngoscopy despite the limited or lack of prior experience with the device... The presented video-assisted laryngoscope is a useful tool for documentation, teaching and monitoring tracheal intubation.

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Figure 1: New video laryngoscope connected to laptop.

Mentions: Excellent (C/L1) or good (C/L2) laryngeal exposure was obtained in 92% and 8% of patients respectively. In 25 patients in whom VAL was performed, there was a comparable or superior view. Intubation with direct laryngoscopy was successful in 95.2% of patients and VAL was successful in 95.4% of patients. Three patients from the VAL group and four patients from the direct laryngoscopy group were excluded. See Figure 1.


New assembled video laryngoscope: a study on efficacy and cost-effectiveness
New video laryngoscope connected to laptop.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: New video laryngoscope connected to laptop.
Mentions: Excellent (C/L1) or good (C/L2) laryngeal exposure was obtained in 92% and 8% of patients respectively. In 25 patients in whom VAL was performed, there was a comparable or superior view. Intubation with direct laryngoscopy was successful in 95.2% of patients and VAL was successful in 95.4% of patients. Three patients from the VAL group and four patients from the direct laryngoscopy group were excluded. See Figure 1.

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Video laryngoscopes have been introduced in recent years as an alternative choice to facilitate tracheal intubation... Difficulties with tracheal intubation are mostly caused by difficult direct laryngoscopy with impaired view to the vocal cords... Many endoscopic intubation laryngoscopes have been designed to visualize the vocal cords around the corner looking through a proximal viewfinder... Although they are useful devices, they have limitations for doing direct laryngoscopy and are very expensive, hence they are not used for routine tracheal intubation... Excellent (C/L1) or good (C/L2) laryngeal exposure was obtained in 92% and 8% of patients respectively... In 25 patients in whom VAL was performed, there was a comparable or superior view... Intubation with direct laryngoscopy was successful in 95.2% of patients and VAL was successful in 95.4% of patients... Three patients from the VAL group and four patients from the direct laryngoscopy group were excluded... See Figure 1... This new assembled VAL is the cheapest video-assisted laryngoscope available costing around $60, which can even be introduced into primary healthcare setup in developing countries... VAL consistently yielded a comparable or superior glottic view compared with direct laryngoscopy despite the limited or lack of prior experience with the device... The presented video-assisted laryngoscope is a useful tool for documentation, teaching and monitoring tracheal intubation.

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