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Predicting Difficult Endotracheal Intubation Using the Equation of Bellhouse and Dore

Purpose:

To identify a patient who may be difficult to intubate using the equation of Bellouse and Dore based on measurements taken from lateral radiographs of the head.

Specialty:

General Surgery & Anesthesiology
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Pulmonology & Critical Care
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage, complications

ICD-10:

C00-C14, C15-C26, C30-C39, C40-C41, C43-C44, C45-C49, C50-C50, C51-C58, C60-C63, C64-C68, C69-C72, C73-C75, C76-C80, C81-C96, C97-C97, D00-D09, D37-D48, E00-E07, E20-E35, I00-I99, J00-J99, K00-K95, M00-M99, N00-N99

Description:

Bellhouse and Dore developed an equation for predicting the probability of a difficult endotracheal intubation. They studied a variety of cephalometric measurements taken using lateral radiographs of the head and neck.

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