Routine Video Laryngoscopy Use in the ICU: Technologically T
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Despite becoming a widespread practice, routine use of video laryngoscopy in the ICU is not supported by the evidence. This is the argument made in a recent editorial in JAMA, titled “Video Laryngoscopy in the Intensive Care Unit: Seeing Is Believing, but That Does Not Mean It’s True.”

The editorial, by Brian O’Gara, MD, et al (JAMA 2017 Jan 24. [Epub ahead of print]), comments on the results of a multicenter trial conducted at seven hospitals in France, which was published by Lascarrou et al in the same issue. The trial randomly assigned 371 patients to intubation using either a video laryngoscope (n=186) or direct laryngoscopy (n=185), with all patients receiving general anesthesia.....

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