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Response: Inclined versus supine position for endotracheal intubation

      We thank Professor Jae Baek Lee and colleagues for their interest in our study. A primary concern expressed was the possibility that patient position was altered throughout the course of care for patients needing more than one intubation attempt to successfully place an endotracheal tube. While other details about subsequent intubation attempts are well characterized in our airway registries, unfortunately the patient position is recorded only for the first attempt at tracheal intubation. We too are interested in the techniques undertaken by paramedics following an unsuccessful attempt at intubation, including patient position.

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