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Who Is Mallampati?

Dr. S. Rao Mallampati is an anesthesiologist well known for creating one of the most widely accepted pre-operative airway assessments in clinical practice. His original paper correlates the “ability to visualize the faucial pillars, soft palate and base of uvula… as a means of predicting the degree of difficulty in …

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What Is A Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI)?

As anesthesiologists, endotracheal intubation is a procedure we routinely do in the operating room but also emergently in patients who have cardiopulmonary arrest, depressed consciousness, impending hypoxemic and/or hypercarbic respiratory failure, or profound respiratory weakness.

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Ventilation and Intubation

One of the most essential skills of airway management is the ability to bag ventilate a patient. This can be a reassuring sign in the event of an otherwise difficult airway and is something to fall back on if intubation is unsuccessful. That being said, most people don’t want to …

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Tracheal and Subglottic Stenosis Caused By Endotracheal Tubes

Endotracheal intubation is a skill learned by many specialties – anesthesia, emergency medicine, and critical care to name a few – which can have serious repercussions if not performed properly. Once the laryngoscope has been advanced, the hypopharyngeal landmarks identified (vocal cords, piriform sinuses, etc), and the endotracheal tube (ETT) …

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