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Forces applied to the maxillary incisors during video-assisted intubation.

Authors
  • Lee, Ruben A
  • van Zundert, André A J
  • Maassen, Ralph L J G
  • Willems, Remi J
  • Beeke, Leon P
  • Schaaper, Jan N
  • van Dobbelsteen, Johan
  • Wieringa, Peter A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Anesthesia & Analgesia
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Anesthesia & Analgesia
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2009
Volume
108
Issue
1
Pages
187–191
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1213/ane.0b013e31818d1904
PMID: 19095848
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Video-assisted laryngoscopes seem beneficial when considering forces applied to the maxillary incisors as an objective metric of intubation difficulty. In this study, we could not support that Mallampati and C&L grades predict the forces that are applied to the maxillary incisors.

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