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The goal of this monograph is to provide essential information for the maintenance of a patent airway. Adult and infant respiratory anatomy is initially discussed with the aid of anatomical drawings. Reflex arcs mediated throughout the vagus nerve when the larynx is manipulated are briefly mentioned. The necessary equipment for oral and nasal intubation as well as tracheotomy is listed but little is said about the advantages of endotracheal tubes with low pressure cuffs. Drugs such as Anectine® and Pavulon®, which may be used with difficult intubations, are not discussed. Oral and nasal intubation are illustrated with photographs, xeroradiographs and
Tracheal Intubation.. Ann Intern Med. 1977;86:679. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-5-679_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(5):679.
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