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Sniff for a good glottic view

Published:February 15, 2016DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2016.02.041
      We read with great interest a meta-analysis published in your journal by Akihisa et al titled “Effects of sniffing position for tracheal intubation: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials” [
      • Akihisa Y.
      • Hoshijima H.
      • Maruyama K.
      • Koyama Y.
      • Andoh T.
      Effects of sniffing position for tracheal intubation: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
      ]. We congratulate the authors for working on the important and basic issue pertaining to laryngoscopy and intubation. Positioning during laryngoscopy is of immense importance for prehospital and resuscitation providers in emergency settings also where, most of the time, professionals are not anesthesiologists.
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