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Inclined versus supine position for endotracheal intubation

      With great interest, we read an article by Murphy et al., which showed that inclined positioning was associated with a higher rate of first pass success than supine positioning in prehospital endotracheal intubation. [
      • Murphy D.L.
      • Rea TD.
      • McCoy A.M.
      • Fahrenbruch C.
      • Yin L.
      • et al.
      Inclined position is associated with improved first pass success and laryngoscopic view in prehospital endotracheal intubations.
      ] Better visualization in inclined position was thought to be a rational mechanism. This study is very welcoming because the patient position is one of the modifiable conditions to achieve better success during intubation. However, some concerns seem to be further explained.
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      References

        • Murphy D.L.
        • Rea TD.
        • McCoy A.M.
        • Fahrenbruch C.
        • Yin L.
        • et al.
        Inclined position is associated with improved first pass success and laryngoscopic view in prehospital endotracheal intubations.
        Am J Emerg Med. 2019; 37: 937-941