To Determine the Incidence of Difficult Intubation

To Determine the Incidence of Difficult Intubation

  • Ruchi Garg Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, GS Medical College & Hospital, Pilkhuwa, Uttar Pradesh, India https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8752-8366
  • Narendra Tajne Senior Consultant, Department of Anesthesiology, Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Neeraj Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, GS Medical College & Hospital, Pilkhuwa, Uttar Pradesh, India https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3387-3006
Keywords: Difficult Intubation, Intubation Difficulty Scale

Abstract

Introduction: To determine the incidence of difficult intubation among patients scheduled for surgery under general anesthesia. Subjects and Methods: Prospective Observational study conducted on 410 patients. Anesthesia induced & laryngoscopy performed. Difficulty in intubation graded according to Intubation Difficulty Scale (IDS). Results: Based on IDS score, the incidence of difficult intubation found to be 22.5%.    A slight difficulty in 22% (IDS = 1-5) & moderate to major difficulty (IDS >5) in 0.5% cases. Intubation done successfully in all patients. Conclusion: The incidence of difficult intubation among patients scheduled for surgery under general anesthesia observed to be 22.5%

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Published
2020-12-22
How to Cite
Garg, R., Tajne, N., & Neeraj. (2020). To Determine the Incidence of Difficult Intubation. Academia Anesthesiologica International, 5(2), 89-92. https://doi.org/10.21276/aan.2020.5.2.19
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE