Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Effectiveness of Cricoid Pressure for Occluding the Esophageal Entrance in Anesthetized and Paralyzed Patients: An Experimental and Observational Glidescope Study

Zeidan, Ahed M. MD; Salem, M. Ramez MD; Mazoit, Jean-Xavier MD, PhD; Abdullah, Mohamad Ali MD; Ghattas, Tharwat MD; Crystal, George J. PhD
Anesthesia & Analgesia:

The current study provides additional visual and mechanical evidence supporting a success rate of at least 95% by using a cricoid force of 30 N to occlude the esophageal entrance in anesthetized and paralyzed normal adult patients.

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