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Comparison of video laryngoscopy and Macintosh direct laryngoscopy for airway management

  • Anna Drozd
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    Student Research Circle at the Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
    International Institute of Rescue Research and Education, Warsaw, Poland
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  • Marcin Madziała
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    Corresponding author at: Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw, 4 Lindleya Str, 02-005 Warsaw, Poland. Tel.: +48 519160829.
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    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
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      We read with interest the article of Truszewski et al [
      • Truszewski Z
      • Czyzewski L
      • Marchese G
      • Buljan D
      • Szarpak L
      Randomized crossover comparison of the Airtraq Avant® to the Macintosh laryngoscope for intubation with during simulated resuscitation by novice physicians.
      ], concerning on endotracheal intubation during simulated resuscitation by novice physicians. The primary technique for facilitating intubation has been the use of direct laryngoscopy by Macintosh or Millar blade laryngoscopes [
      • Sakles JC
      • Mosier J
      • Chiu S
      • Cosentino M
      • Kalin L
      A comparison of the c-mac video laryngoscope to the Macintosh direct laryngoscope for intubation in the emergency department.
      ,
      • Szarpak Ł
      • Czyżewski Ł
      • Kurowski A
      • Truszewski Z
      Comparison of the TruView PCD video laryngoscope and Macintosh laryngoscope for pediatric tracheal intubation by novice paramedics: a randomized crossover simulation trial.
      ]. Nevertheless, the innovation of the use of the video laryngoscope to aid intubation has served at the forefront of scientific discussion, and although previous studies confirm that both the use of video laryngoscope and Macintosh laryngoscope have a beneficial applicability in intubation, some still negate the use of one over the other [
      • Sakles JC
      • Mosier J
      • Chiu S
      • Cosentino M
      • Kalin L
      A comparison of the c-mac video laryngoscope to the Macintosh direct laryngoscope for intubation in the emergency department.
      ,
      • Channa A
      Video laryngoscopes.
      ,
      • Bhat R
      • Sanickop CS
      • Patil MC
      • et al.
      Comparison of Macintosh laryngoscope and c-mac video laryngoscope for intubation in lateral position.
      ,
      • Chalkeidis O
      • Kotsovolis G
      • Kalakonas A
      • Filippidou M
      • Triantafyllou C
      • Vaikos D
      • et al.
      A comparison between the AirtraQ and Macintosh laryngoscopes for routine airway management by experiences anesthesiologists: a randomized clinical trial.
      ].
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