Journal of Anesthesia (2018) 32:457 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00540-018-2466-z LE T TER TO THE EDITOR 1 1 1 Moustafa A. Moustafa · Emad Abdelmoneim Arida · Ola M. Zanaty Received: 20 January 2018 / Accepted: 11 February 2018 / Published online: 27 February 2018 © Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists 2018 Author contributions MAM: idea of the research, writing the final To the Editor: draft, performing the design of the research. EAA: participation in the design, collection of data. OMZ: statistical analysis, participation in I would like to thank Wang et al.  for their interest in our the protocol, collection of data. study comparing the fiberscope and the ultrasound guided techniques for tracheal intubation in patients with cervical Compliance with ethical standards spine immobilization. Actually, in the technique described in the study, the rigid neck collar was removed before tra- Informed consent This study was conducted with written informed consent from the study subjects. cheal intubation to shape the tracheal tube mounted over the stylet according to the previous lateral view X-ray taken in Financial statement All authors have no financial support and potential the neutral position. However, some types of cervical neck conflicts of interest for this work. collars are available having a front window that allow ultra- sound examination of the airway. Conflict of interest The author(s) declare that they have no competing I agree with Wang et al.  that the experience in ultra- interests. sound-guided tracheal intubation is critical for its success. Ethical approval This report describes human research. IRB contact The operator in the ultrasound group has been stated to have information: Ethics Committee of the Alexandria Main University Hos- 7 years of experience in the application of ultrasound in pitals, 16/6/2011, IRB NO: 00007555-FWA NO: 00015712. the airway and the intensive care including confirmation of tracheal intubation. The operator also observed the perfor- mance of the technique in 20 cases before the beginning of Reference the study; however, they were not belonging to the popula- tion of the present study. A number of our staff members 1. Wang SY, Xue FS, Liu YY. Comparing ultrasound-guided have been now well trained with technique and a large study and fiberscope-guided intubation. J Anesth. 2017. https ://doi. is now being processed on a wide variety of patients. org/10.1007/s0054 0-017-2421-4. This comment refers to the article available at https ://doi. org/10.1007/s0054 0-017-2410-7. * Moustafa A. Moustafa firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com Emad Abdelmoneim Arida firstname.lastname@example.org Ola M. Zanaty email@example.com Anesthesia and Surgical Intensive Care, Alexandria Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria, Egypt Vol.:(0123456789) 1 3
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