Percutaneous Tracheotomy

Jan 23, 2017 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Percutaneous Tracheotomy

Tracheotomy is one of the most commonly performed procedures in critically ill patients. This article describes in particular the use of percutaneous dilatational tracheotomy. A brief history is included. Airway…

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Emergency Cricothyrotomy

Jan 23, 2017 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Emergency Cricothyrotomy

Establishment of an unobstructed airway and adequate oxygenation is a basic tenet of life support. Mechanical or anatomic airway obstructions can arise secondary to trauma, pathology, foreign bodies, and infection….

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Causes of the Difficult Airway

Jan 23, 2017 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Causes of the Difficult Airway

Recognizing a potentially difficult airway is important in avoiding a life-threatening emergency. There are 2 separate scenarios for considering the difficult airway: difficult mask ventilation (DMV) and difficult tracheal intubation…

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Preface

Jan 23, 2017 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Preface

Henry Rowshan, DDS, MAJ, USA Guest Editor Dale A. Baur, DDS, MD Guest Editor From the first days of our residency training as oral and maxillofacial surgeons, we are taught…

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