Effectiveness of intubation devices in patients with cervical spine immobilisation: a systematic review and network meta-analysis


Singleton B. N. , Morris F. K. , YET B., Buggy D. J. , Perkins Z. B.

BRITISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIA, vol.126, no.5, pp.1055-1066, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 126 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.bja.2020.12.041
  • Journal Name: BRITISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1055-1066
  • Keywords: airway, cervical immobilisation, cervical spine, difficult airway, intubation, spinal injury, trauma, SIMULATED DIFFICULT AIRWAY, LARYNGEAL MASK AIRWAY, IN-LINE STABILIZATION, SERIES 5 VIDEOLARYNGOSCOPE, C-MAC VIDEOLARYNGOSCOPE, GUM ELASTIC BOUGIE, TRACHEAL INTUBATION, MACINTOSH LARYNGOSCOPE, ENDOTRACHEAL INTUBATION, VIDEO-LARYNGOSCOPE

Abstract

Background: Cervical spine immobilisation increases the difficulty of tracheal intubation. Many intubation devices have been evaluated in this setting, but their relative performance remains uncertain.