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dc.date.accessioned2014-02-20T11:39:22Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.date.submitted2013-08-31en_US
dc.identifier.citationLangvad, Sofie. Emergency cricothyrotomy . Prosjektoppgave, University of Oslo, 2013en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/38336
dc.description.abstractBackground An emergency cricothyrotomy is the last-resort in most airway management protocols and is performed when it is not possible to intubate or ventilate a patient. This situation can rapidly prove fatal, making it important to identify the best method to establish a secure airway. We conducted a systematic review to identify whether there exists superiority between available commercial kits versus traditional surgical and needle techniques. Methods Medline, EMBASE and other databases were searched for pertinent studies. The inclusion criteria included manikin, animal and human studies and there were no restrictions regarding the professional background of the person performing the procedure. Results 1,405 unique references were identified; 108 full text articles were retrieved; and 24 studies were included. Studies comparing kits with one another or with various surgical and needle techniques were identified. The outcome measures were success rate and time consumption. The investigators performing the studies had chosen unique combinations of starting and stopping points for time measurements, making comparisons between studies difficult and leading to many conflicting results. No single method was shown to be better than the others, but the size of the studies makes it impossible to draw firm conclusions. Conclusions The large majority of the studies were too small to demonstrate statistically significant differences, and the limited available evidence was of low or very low quality. That none of the techniques in these studies demonstrated better results than the others does not necessarily indicate that each is equally good, and these conclusions will likely change as new evidence becomes available.eng
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.titleEmergency cricothyrotomy : - a systematic reviewen_US
dc.typeMaster thesisen_US
dc.date.updated2014-02-17en_US
dc.creator.authorLangvad, Sofieen_US
dc.date.embargoenddate10000-01-01
dc.rights.termsDette dokumentet er ikke elektronisk tilgjengelig etter ønske fra forfatter. Tilgangskode/Access code Aen_US
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dc.subject.nsiVDP::765en_US
dc.identifier.bibliographiccitationinfo:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&rft.au=Langvad, Sofie&rft.title=Emergency cricothyrotomy &rft.inst=University of Oslo&rft.date=2013&rft.degree=Prosjektoppgaveen_US
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-41229
dc.type.documentProsjektoppgaveen_US
dc.identifier.duo184561en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorMårten Sandbergen_US
dc.rights.accessrightsclosedaccessen_US
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/38336/2/Emergencyxcricothyrotomy.pdf


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