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The body constitution of patients and intubation scales as predictors of difficult intubation considered in relation to the experience of the intubator

K. Torres, A.A. Patel, K. Styliński, M. Błoński, A. Torres, G. Staśkiewicz, R. Maciejewski, M. Wojtaszek
Folia Morphol 2008;67(3):171-174.

open access

Vol 67, No 3 (2008)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2008-06-02
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

The aims of the study were to identify factors that may result in difficulties in intubation, and to compare the results obtained when an experienced and when a less experienced anaesthesiologist was involved. The 96 patients included in the study were evaluated for difficult intubation according to the following scales: Mallampati, upper lip bite test (ULBT) and Patil. The mobility of the cervical segments of the vertebral column, the distance between the jugular notch of the sternum and the chin and the anatomical constitution of the body were other factors that were taken into consideration. Statistical analysis was performed in order to identify factors that may result in difficulties in intubation for an experienced and for a less experienced anaesthesiologist.

Abstract

The aims of the study were to identify factors that may result in difficulties in intubation, and to compare the results obtained when an experienced and when a less experienced anaesthesiologist was involved. The 96 patients included in the study were evaluated for difficult intubation according to the following scales: Mallampati, upper lip bite test (ULBT) and Patil. The mobility of the cervical segments of the vertebral column, the distance between the jugular notch of the sternum and the chin and the anatomical constitution of the body were other factors that were taken into consideration. Statistical analysis was performed in order to identify factors that may result in difficulties in intubation for an experienced and for a less experienced anaesthesiologist.
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Keywords

intubation; morphometry; medical procedures; anaesthesiology

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Title

The body constitution of patients and intubation scales as predictors of difficult intubation considered in relation to the experience of the intubator

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 67, No 3 (2008)

Pages

171-174

Published online

2008-06-02

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2008;67(3):171-174.

Keywords

intubation
morphometry
medical procedures
anaesthesiology

Authors

K. Torres
A.A. Patel
K. Styliński
M. Błoński
A. Torres
G. Staśkiewicz
R. Maciejewski
M. Wojtaszek

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