By Zahid Hussain Khan (eds.)
Because of his overseas prominence, Professor Khan has been capable of assemble an enviable checklist of specialists within the box to give a contribution their event with airway administration in a mess of medical settings. The severe appraisal of the airway authored via the editor, Professor Khan, units the level for the $64000 preoperative exams that could alert the clinician of the possibility of a tricky airway in order that acceptable plans might be made. The bold “guest record” of authors spans the area and encompasses clinicians from Malaysia, the USA, Pakistan, India, Denmark, Singapore, Germany, Canada and Iran. what's both extraordinary is the checklist of issues mentioned within the textbook and the various medical settings during which airway administration is probably going to pose specific and certain demanding situations: pediatrics; sufferers with cervical backbone harm and people with aggravating mind harm; ambulatory surgical procedure; sufferers with obstructive sleep apnea and obstetric sufferers. The publication additionally addresses the newest in technological advances which may relief the clinician in diagnosing and coping with the tough airway, resembling ultrasonography and in addition describes surgical methods to dealing with the tough airway, corresponding to cricothyrotomy. ultimately, underscoring the actually overseas allure of the textbook and acknowledging the aptitude technological boundaries of the constructing global, a bankruptcy is devoted to using indigenous units in coping with the tricky airway.
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The tube is gently rotated or angled to redirect as needed and the stylet is removed prior to advancement of the tracheal tube past the vocal cords. 3 Videolaryngoscopy and Indirect Intubating Aids 39 Fig. 1 Endoflex tracheal tube. The operator can flex its distal tip by engaging a monofilament built into the side of the tube as shown Fig. 8 %. 4 % . -Y. Thong and W. H. L. Teoh 3 Videolaryngoscopy and Indirect Intubating Aids 41 glottic visualization, which was more pronounced in difficult intubations than routine intubations.
3). In the maiden study by Khan et al.  where in the ULBT was compared with the MMT in predicting difficulty in endotracheal intubation, they found that the ULBT showed significantly higher Sp and accuracy (Acc) than the MMT. The Se, positive and negative predictive values between the two tests however did not reveal any significant differences. Hester et al.  again found that the ULBT was superior to the MMT in terms of Sp and Acc in predicting DI (97 Vs. 75, 90 Vs. 64). ’s  findings which showed no differences between the two assessments regarding Se, PPV, and NPV, Hester et al.
Airway Management by Zahid Hussain Khan (eds.)