Article of the Month
Dear colleagues and airway enthusiast
This months article comes from Dr. Rüdiger Noppens and focuses on a back-up strategy for potential difficult re-intubation in the ICU setting. The authors examined the impact of the guide wire of the staged extubation set on correct positioning and patient tolerance. This is one of the first manuscripts looking on the feasibility of this strategy over a prolonged time period. Have fun!
S. McManus, L. Jones, C. Anstey and S. Senthuran: An assessment of the tolerability of the Cook staged extubation wire in patients with known or suspected difficult airways extubated in intensive care. Anaesthesia 2018, 73, 587–593