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Title: Placement of left-sided double-lumen endobronchial tubes: Comparison of clinical and fibreoptic-guided placement
Authors: Cheong, K.F. 
Koh, K.F. 
Keywords: Equipment, bronchoscopes
Equipment, tubes double-lumen
Equipment, tubes endobronchial
Intubation endobronchial
Issue Date: Jun-1999
Citation: Cheong, K.F., Koh, K.F. (1999-06). Placement of left-sided double-lumen endobronchial tubes: Comparison of clinical and fibreoptic-guided placement. British Journal of Anaesthesia 82 (6) : 920-921. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: We have compared a new intubation manoeuvre using a fibreoptic bronchoscope with conventional blind placement of a double-lumen tube. Thirty adult patients who presented for thoracoscopy requiring one-lung ventilation underwent endobronchial intubation with a double-lumen tube inserted either in the conventional blind way or using a fibreoptic bronchoscope. There were four misplacements of the double-lumen tube using the conventional method but none using the bronchoscope. In addition, the bronchoscope allowed more rapid intubation (mean 106 vs 347 s). The results suggest that the fibreoptic-guided method of inserting the double-lumen tube was a satisfactory alternative to the conventional one.
Source Title: British Journal of Anaesthesia
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/131167
ISSN: 00070912
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