PHARM Podcast 40 – Airway stuff with Dr Neill and Dr DuCanto
Dr Andy Neill Dr James DuCanto
Hi there folks!
Remember a few months ago there was that French paper on carotid blood flow interruption with LMA and Supraglottic cuffed airways in a pig model of cardiac arrest?
Scott Weingart recorded a podcast about it and got the lead author to make comments on this blog post
Dr Andy Neill of the awesome EmergencyMedicineIreland blog site and Dr James DuCanto, the PHARM resident airway expert, got together to try to demonstrate that in a normal HUMAN patient, a cuffed LMA type extraglottic airway does not distort or obstruct carotid vessels appreciably.
They actually submitted a short paper for publication based on actual live MRI images of a patient with an AirQ device insitu.
Andy wrote a great article on his blog with the images as well as a draft of the original paper (Resuscitation journal published it as a much shortened letter to Editor). He also recorded some screencast video explaining the anatomy. Check it all out here!
WHY THE LMA IS PROBABLY SAFE IN CARDIAC ARREST!
We also discuss an airway topic that is current : Video laryngoscopy vs direct laryngoscopy!
Stay safe and enjoy the interview!
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