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Risk Index of El-Ganzouri for Difficult Tracheal Intubation

Purpose:

To assess the difficulty for tracheal intubation based on a risk index incorporating clinical findings.

Specialty:

Anesthesiology
General Surgery
Pulmonology
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine
Otolaryngology

Objective:

risk factors, 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, I00-I99, J00-J99, K00-K95, M00-M99, N00-N99

Description:

Multivariate analysis of the variables affecting difficult tracheal intubation allows development of a risk index which can be used to assess patients prior to intubation. The 7 variables identified are independent predictors of difficulty with tracheal visualization.

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