Eur J Pediatr (2017) 176:1285–1286 DOI 10.1007/s00431-017-2977-x CORRESPONDENCE Comparing video and direct laryngoscopes for pediatric intubation 1 1 1 1 Gui-Zhen Yang & Fu-Shan Xue & Hui-Xian Li & Ya-Yang Liu Received: 29 May 2017 /Accepted: 28 July 2017 /Published online: 7 August 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 To the Editor: is, when one option at first attempt fails, intubators can immedi- In a manikin study by Madziala et al.  comparing video and ately switch to another option to successfully complete intubation direct laryngoscopes for pediatric intubation in simulated without having to make a second attempt . This unique feature immobilized cervical spine condition, all participants had no of Macintosh-type VL is significantly different from DL and angulated or channeled VLs, which can only provide an option. prior experience with any video laryngoscope (VL) and had minimal direct laryngoscope (DL) experience. However, they Thus, definition of first attempt success used in this study is received same training with two studied devices before the suitable for DL and angulated or channeled video laryngo- study. The authors ignored an important issue, namely, the scopes, but not for Macintosh-type VL. different learning curves are required for two studied devices. It has
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Published: Aug 7, 2017
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