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Project: Prehospital Airway Management: A Systematic Review

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Use of an intubating laryngeal mask airway on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients in a developing emergency medical service system. Chien LC., Hsu HC., Lin CH., Cheng CF., Tung YC., Hung HC., Yeh YC., Tsai MC. 2012
EMT-led laryngeal tube vs. face-mask ventilation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation - a multicenter prospective randomized trial. Fiala A., Lederer W., Neumayr A., Egger T., Neururer S., Toferer E., Baubin M., Paal P. 2017
Impact of prehospital airway management on combat mortality. Hardy GB., Maddry JK., Ng PC., Savell SC., Arana AA., Kester A., Bebarta VS. 2018
Safety and feasibility of the laryngeal tube when used by EMTs during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Roth D., Hafner C., Aufmesser W., Hudabiunigg K., Wutti C., Herkner H., Schreiber W. 2015
Comparison of arterial blood gases of laryngeal mask airway and bag-valve-mask ventilation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. -- Not Found -- 2009
Prehospital endotracheal intubation for severe head injury in children: a reappraisal. Cooper A., DiScala C., Foltin G., Tunik M., Markenson D., Welborn C. 2001
Prehospital endotracheal intubation for trauma does not improve survival over bag-valve-mask ventilation. Stockinger ZT., McSwain NE. 2004
Bag-Valve Mask versus Endotracheal Intubation in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest on Return of Spontaneous Circulation: A National Database Study. Yuksen C., Phattharapornjaroen P., Kreethep W., Suwanmano C., Jenpanitpong C., Nonnongku R., Sittichanbuncha Y., Sawanyawisuth K. 2020
A field comparison of the pharyngeotracheal lumen airway and the endotracheal tube. Bartlett RL., Martin SD., McMahon JM., Schafermeyer RW., Vukich DJ., Hornung CA. 1992
An assessment of ventilation and perfusion markers in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients receiving mechanical CPR with endotracheal or supraglottic airways. Becker TK., Berning AW., Prabhu A., Callaway CW., Guyette FX., Martin-Gill C. 2018
Effect of airway management strategies during resuscitation from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest on clinical outcome: A registry-based analysis. Behrens NH., Fischer M., Krieger T., Monaco K., Wnent J., Seewald S., Gräsner JT., Bernhard M. 2020
Effect of a Strategy of a Supraglottic Airway Device vs Tracheal Intubation During Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest on Functional Outcome: The AIRWAYS-2 Randomized Clinical Trial. Benger JR., Kirby K., Black S., Brett SJ., Clout M., Lazaroo MJ., Nolan JP., Reeves BC., Robinson M., Scott LJ., Smartt H., South A., Stokes EA., Taylor J., Thomas M., Voss S., Wordsworth S., Rogers CA. 2018
The effect of Combitube use on paramedic experience in endotracheal intubation. Cady CE., Pirrallo RG. 2005
Introduction of the I-gel supraglottic airway device for prehospital airway management in a UK ambulance service. Duckett J., Fell P., Han K., Kimber C., Taylor C. 2014
Influence of prehospital airway management on neurological outcome in patients transferred to a heart attack centre following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Edwards T., Williams J., Cottee M. 2019
Comparison of prehospital insertion success rates and time to insertion between standard endotracheal intubation and a supraglottic airway. Frascone RJ., Russi C., Lick C., Conterato M., Wewerka SS., Griffith KR., Myers L., Conners J., Salzman JG. 2011
Type of advanced airway and survival after pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Fukuda T., Sekiguchi H., Taira T., Hashizume N., Kitamura Y., Terada T., Ohashi-Fukuda N., Kukita I. 2020
Early-Onset Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: is There a Relationship with Prehospital Airway Management? Gamberini L., Giugni A., Ranieri S., Meconi T., Coniglio C., Gordini G., Bardi T. 2019
Complication rates for the esophageal obturator airway and endotracheal tube in the prehospital setting. Hankins DG., Carruthers N., Frascone RJ., Long LA., Campion BC. -- Not Found --
Airway management in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Finland: current practices and outcomes. Hiltunen P., Jäntti H., Silfvast T., Kuisma M., Kurola J. 2016
Comparison of supraglottic airway versus endotracheal intubation for the pre-hospital treatment of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Kajino K., Iwami T., Kitamura T., Daya M., Ong ME., Nishiuchi T., Hayashi Y., Sakai T., Shimazu T., Hiraide A., Kishi M., Yamayoshi S. 2011
Paramedic tracheal intubation using the intubating laryngeal mask airway. McCall MJ., Reeves M., Skinner M., Ginifer C., Myles P., Dalwood N. -- Not Found --
Multi-agency, prehospital evaluation of the pharyngeo-tracheal lumen (PTL) airway. McMahan S., Ornato JP., Racht EM., Cameron J. -- Not Found --
Airway management and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest outcome in the CARES registry. McMullan J., Gerecht R., Bonomo J., Robb R., McNally B., Donnelly J., Wang HE. 2014
Comparison of a conventional tracheal airway with the Combitube in an urban emergency medical services system run by physicians. Rabitsch W., Schellongowski P., Staudinger T., Hofbauer R., Dufek V., Eder B., Raab H., Thell R., Schuster E., Frass M. 2003
Endotracheal intubation and esophageal tracheal Combitube insertion by regular ambulance attendants: a comparative trial. Rumball C., Macdonald D., Barber P., Wong H., Smecher C. -- Not Found --
Preliminary Report: Comparing Aspiration Rates between Prehospital Patients Managed with Extraglottic Airway Devices and Endotracheal Intubation. Steuerwald MT., Braude DA., Petersen TR., Peterson K., Torres MA. -- Not Found --
Endotracheal intubation versus supraglottic airway insertion in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Wang HE., Szydlo D., Stouffer JA., Lin S., Carlson JN., Vaillancourt C., Sears G., Verbeek RP., Fowler R., Idris AH., Koenig K., Christenson J., Minokadeh A., Brandt J., Rea T. 2012
The impact of prehospital endotracheal intubation on outcome in moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. Davis DP., Peay J., Sise MJ., Vilke GM., Kennedy F., Eastman AB., Velky T., Hoyt DB. 2005
Comparative analysis of airway scope and Macintosh laryngoscope for intubation primarily for cardiac arrest in prehospital setting. Arima T., Nagata O., Miura T., Ikeda K., Mizushima T., Takahashi A., Sakaida K. 2014
A tale of two cities: prehospital intubation with or without paralysing agents for traumatic brain injury. Bendinelli C., Ku D., Nebauer S., King KL., Howard T., Gruen R., Evans T., Fitzgerald M., Balogh ZJ. 2018
Randomised comparison of the effectiveness of the laryngeal mask airway supreme, i-gel and current practice in the initial airway management of out of hospital cardiac arrest: a feasibility study. Benger J., Coates D., Davies S., Greenwood R., Nolan J., Rhys M., Thomas M., Voss S. 2016
A comparison of rapid-sequence intubation and etomidate-only intubation in the prehospital air medical setting. Bozeman WP., Kleiner DM., Huggett V. 2006
First attempt success of video versus direct laryngoscopy for endotracheal intubation by ambulance nurses: a prospective observational study. Breeman W., Van Vledder MG., Verhofstad MHJ., Visser A., Van Lieshout EMM. 2020
The use of neuromuscular blocking agents to facilitate prehospital intubation does not impair outcome after traumatic brain injury. Bulger EM., Copass MK., Sabath DR., Maier RV., Jurkovich GJ. 2005
Clinical evaluation of the use of laryngeal tube verses laryngeal mask airway for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest by paramedics in Singapore. Chan JJ., Goh ZX., Koh ZX., Soo JJE., Fergus J., Ng YY., Allen JC., Ong MEH. 2020
Endotracheal Intubation Success Rate in an Urban, Supervised, Resident-Staffed Emergency Mobile System: An 11-Year Retrospective Cohort Study. Chan M., Fehlmann CA., Pasquier M., Suppan L., Savoldelli GL. 2020
The impact of rapid sequence intubation on trauma patient mortality in attempted prehospital intubation. Cudnik MT., Newgard CD., Daya M., Jui J. 2010
Prehospital Rapid Sequence Intubation by Intensive Care Flight Paramedics. Delorenzo A., St Clair T., Andrew E., Bernard S., Smith K. -- Not Found --
Disposable stainless steel vs plastic laryngoscope blades among paramedics. Dos Santos FD., Schnakofsky R., Cascio A., Liu J., Merlin MA. 2011
A pilot, prospective, randomized trial of video versus direct laryngoscopy for paramedic endotracheal intubation. Ducharme S., Kramer B., Gelbart D., Colleran C., Risavi B., Carlson JN. 2017
First-Pass Success Intubations Using Video Laryngoscopy Versus Direct Laryngoscopy: A Retrospective Prehospital Ambulance Service Study. Eberlein CM., Luther IS., Carpenter TA., Ramirez LD. -- Not Found --
Characteristics and outcome of prehospital paediatric tracheal intubation attended by anaesthesia-trained emergency physicians. Eich C., Roessler M., Nemeth M., Russo SG., Heuer JF., Timmermann A. 2009
The association of paramedic rapid sequence intubation and survival in out-of-hospital stroke. Fouche PF., Smith K., Jennings PA., Boyle M., Bernard S. 2019
Use of the Airtraq® device for airway management in the prehospital setting--a retrospective study. Gellerfors M., Larsson A., Svensén CH., Gryth D. 2014
The Impact of Prehospital Intubation With and Without Sedation on Outcome in Trauma Patients With a GCS of 8 or Less. Hoffmann M., Czorlich P., Lehmann W., Spiro AS., Rueger JM., Lefering R. 2017
First pass success of tracheal intubation using the C-MAC PM videolaryngoscope as first-line device in prehospital cardiac arrest compared with other emergencies: An observational study. Hossfeld B., Thierbach S., Allgoewer A., Gaessler H., Helm M. 2020
Out-of-hospital tracheal intubation with single-use versus reusable metal laryngoscope blades: a multicenter randomized controlled trial. Jabre P., Galinski M., Ricard-Hibon A., Devaud ML., Ruscev M., Kulstad E., Vicaut E., Adnet F., Margenet A., Marty J., Combes X. 2011
A comparison of plastic single-use with metallic reusable laryngoscope blades for out-of-hospital tracheal intubation. Jabre P., Leroux B., Brohon S., Penet C., Lockey D., Adnet F., Margenet A., Marty J., Combes X. 2007
EMS Intubation Improves with King Vision Video Laryngoscopy. Jarvis JL., McClure SF., Johns D. 2015
Comparing the McGrath Mac Video Laryngoscope and Direct Laryngoscopy for Prehospital Emergency Intubation in Air Rescue Patients: A Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Trial. Kreutziger J., Hornung S., Harrer C., Urschl W., Doppler R., Voelckel WG., Trimmel H. 2019
Use of rapid sequence intubation predicts improved survival among patients intubated after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Kwok H., Prekker M., Grabinsky A., Carlbom D., Rea TD. 2013
Intubation Success after Introduction of a Quality Assurance Program Using Video Laryngoscopy. Louka A., Stevenson C., Jones G., Ferguson J. 2018
Increased First Pass Success with C-MAC Videolaryngoscopy in Prehospital Endotracheal Intubation-A Randomized Controlled Trial. Macke C., Gralla F., Winkelmann M., Clausen JD., Haertle M., Krettek C., Omar M. 2020
Higher insertion success with the i-gel supraglottic airway in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a randomised controlled trial. Middleton PM., Simpson PM., Thomas RE., Bendall JC. 2014
Prehospital intubation in patients with severe head injury. Murray JA., Demetriades D., Berne TV., Stratton SJ., Cryer HG., Bongard F., Fleming A., Gaspard D. 2000
Determinants of Success and Failure in Prehospital Endotracheal Intubation. Myers LA., Gallet CG., Kolb LJ., Lohse CM., Russi CS. 2016
A Continuous Quality Improvement Airway Program Results in Sustained Increases in Intubation Success. Olvera DJ., Stuhlmiller DFE., Wolfe A., Swearingen CF., Pennington T., Davis DP. -- Not Found --
Should laryngeal tubes or masks be used for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients? Ono Y., Hayakawa M., Maekawa K., Mizugaki A., Katabami K., Wada T., Sawamura A., Gando S. 2015
Predictors of Definitive Airway Sans Hypoxia/Hypotension on First Attempt (DASH-1A) Success in Traumatically Injured Patients Undergoing Prehospital Intubation. Powell EK., Hinckley WR., Stolz U., Golden AJ., Ventura A., McMullan JT. -- Not Found --
Pediatric Intubation by Paramedics in a Large Emergency Medical Services System: Process, Challenges, and Outcomes. Prekker ME., Delgado F., Shin J., Kwok H., Johnson NJ., Carlbom D., Grabinsky A., Brogan TV., King MA., Rea TD. 2016
The process of prehospital airway management: challenges and solutions during paramedic endotracheal intubation. Prekker ME., Kwok H., Shin J., Carlbom D., Grabinsky A., Rea TD. 2014
Comparison of videolaryngoscopy and direct laryngoscopy by German paramedics during out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation; an observational prospective study. Risse J., Volberg C., Kratz T., Plöger B., Jerrentrup A., Pabst D., Kill C. 2020
An assessment of paramedic performance during invasive airway management. Rocca B., Crosby E., Maloney J., Bryson G. -- Not Found --
Outcomes following prehospital airway management in severe traumatic brain injury. Sobuwa S., Hartzenberg HB., Geduld H., Uys C. 2013
The association between prehospital endotracheal intubation attempts and survival to hospital discharge among out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients. Studnek JR., Thestrup L., Vandeventer S., Ward SR., Staley K., Garvey L., Blackwell T. 2010
Airway management by physician-staffed Helicopter Emergency Medical Services - a prospective, multicentre, observational study of 2,327 patients. Sunde GA., Heltne JK., Lockey D., Burns B., Sandberg M., Fredriksen K., Hufthammer KO., Soti A., Lyon R., Jäntti H., Kämäräinen A., Reid BO., Silfvast T., Harm F., Sollid SJ. 2015
Use of the Airtraq laryngoscope for emergency intubation in the prehospital setting: a randomized control trial. Trimmel H., Kreutziger J., Fertsak G., Fitzka R., Dittrich M., Voelckel WG. 2011
Use of the GlideScope Ranger Video Laryngoscope for Emergency Intubation in the Prehospital Setting: A Randomized Control Trial. Trimmel H., Kreutziger J., Fitzka R., Szüts S., Derdak C., Koch E., Erwied B., Voelckel WG. 2016
How many attempts are required to accomplish out-of-hospital endotracheal intubation? Wang HE., Yealy DM. 2006
Comparison of traditional versus video laryngoscopy in out-of-hospital tracheal intubation. Wayne MA., McDonnell M. -- Not Found --
Effect of a Strategy of Initial Laryngeal Tube Insertion vs Endotracheal Intubation on 72-Hour Survival in Adults With Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Wang HE., Schmicker RH., Daya MR., Stephens SW., Idris AH., Carlson JN., Colella MR., Herren H., Hansen M., Richmond NJ., Puyana JCJ., Aufderheide TP., Gray RE., Gray PC., Verkest M., Owens PC., Brienza AM., Sternig KJ., May SJ., Sopko GR., Weisfeldt ML., Nichol G. 2018
Analysis of prehospital care for cardiac arrest in an urban setting in Japan. Yanagawa Y., Sakamoto T. 2010
The Effect of Successful Intubation on Patient Outcomes After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Taipei. Chiang WC., Hsieh MJ., Chu HL., Chen AY., Wen SY., Yang WS., Chien YC., Wang YC., Lee BC., Wang HC., Huang EP., Yang CW., Sun JT., Chong KM., Lin HY., Hsu SH., Chen SY., Ma MH. 2018
The PTL, Combitube, laryngeal mask, and oral airway: a randomized prehospital comparative study of ventilatory device effectiveness and cost-effectiveness in 470 cases of cardiorespiratory arrest. Rumball CJ., MacDonald D. -- Not Found --
Impact of laryngeal tube use on chest compression fraction during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. A prospective alternate month study. Maignan M., Koch FX., Kraemer M., Lehodey B., Viglino D., Monnet MF., Pham D., Roux C., Genty C., Rolland C., Bosson JL., Danel V., Debaty G. 2015
Prehospital rapid sequence intubation improves functional outcome for patients with severe traumatic brain injury: a randomized controlled trial. Bernard SA., Nguyen V., Cameron P., Masci K., Fitzgerald M., Cooper DJ., Walker T., Std BP., Myles P., Murray L., --, --, Smith K., Patrick I., Edington J., Bacon A., Rosenfeld JV., Judson R. 2010
Effect of out-of-hospital pediatric endotracheal intubation on survival and neurological outcome: a controlled clinical trial. Gausche M., Lewis RJ., Stratton SJ., Haynes BE., Gunter CS., Goodrich SM., Poore PD., McCollough MD., Henderson DP., Pratt FD., Seidel JS. 2000
Effect of prehospital advanced life support on outcomes of major trauma patients. Eckstein M., Chan L., Schneir A., Palmer R. 2000
Effect of Bag-Mask Ventilation vs Endotracheal Intubation During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on Neurological Outcome After Out-of-Hospital Cardiorespiratory Arrest: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Jabre P., Penaloza A., Pinero D., Duchateau FX., Borron SW., Javaudin F., Richard O., de Longueville D., Bouilleau G., Devaud ML., Heidet M., Lejeune C., Fauroux S., Greingor JL., Manara A., Hubert JC., Guihard B., Vermylen O., Lievens P., Auffret Y., Maisondieu C., Huet S., Claessens B., Lapostolle F., Javaud N., Reuter PG., Baker E., Vicaut E., Adnet F. 2018
Advanced Airway Type and Its Association with Chest Compression Interruptions During Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Attempts. Jarman AF., Hopkins CL., Hansen JN., Brown JR., Burk C., Youngquist ST. -- Not Found --
Association of patient age with first pass success in out-of-hospital advanced airway management. Jarvis JL., Wampler D., Wang HE. 2019
Advanced airway management success rates in a national cohort of emergency medical services agencies. Nwanne T., Jarvis J., Barton D., Donnelly JP., Wang HE. 2020
Comparison of neurological outcome between tracheal intubation and supraglottic airway device insertion of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients: a nationwide, population-based, observational study. Tanabe S., Ogawa T., Akahane M., Koike S., Horiguchi H., Yasunaga H., Mizoguchi T., Hatanaka T., Yokota H., Imamura T. 2013
King LT-D use by urban basic life support first responders as the primary airway device for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Gahan K., Studnek JR., Vandeventer S. 2011
Intubation techniques in the helicopter. Vilke GM., Hoyt DB., Epperson M., Fortlage D., Hutton KC., Rosen P. -- Not Found --
Populations at risk for intubation nonattempt and failure in the prehospital setting. Garza AG., Algren DA., Gratton MC., Ma OJ. -- Not Found --
Prehospital traumatic cardiac arrest: Management and outcomes from the resuscitation outcomes consortium epistry-trauma and PROPHET registries. Evans CC., Petersen A., Meier EN., Buick JE., Schreiber M., Kannas D., Austin MA. 2016
Advanced airway management does not improve outcome of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Hanif MA., Kaji AH., Niemann JT. 2010
Prospective evaluation of airway management in pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Hansen M., Wang H., Le N., Lin A., Idris A., Kornegay J., Schmicker R., Daya M. 2020
A comparison of pediatric airway management techniques during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest using the CARES database. Hansen ML., Lin A., Eriksson C., Daya M., McNally B., Fu R., Yanez D., Zive D., Newgard C. 2017
Prehospital endotracheal intubation and survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: results from the Korean nationwide registry. Kang K., Kim T., Ro YS., Kim YJ., Song KJ., Shin SD. 2016
Effects of bag-mask versus advanced airway ventilation for patients undergoing prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation in pre-hospital setting. Nagao T., Kinoshita K., Sakurai A., Yamaguchi J., Furukawa M., Utagawa A., Moriya T., Azuhata T., Tanjoh K. 2012
Prognosis of patient with cardiopulmonary arrest transported to Kyushu University Hospital. Noda E., Zaitsu A., Hashizume M., Takahashi S. 2007
Effect of pre-hospital advanced airway management for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest caused by respiratory disease: a propensity score-matched study. Ohashi-Fukuda N., Fukuda T., Yahagi N. 2017
Out-of-hospital airway management and cardiac arrest outcomes: a propensity score matched analysis. Shin SD., Ahn KO., Song KJ., Park CB., Lee EJ. 2012
The impact of airway strategy on the patient outcome after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A propensity score matched analysis. Sulzgruber P., Datler P., Sterz F., Poppe M., Lobmeyr E., Keferböck M., Zeiner S., Nürnberger A., Schober A., Hubner P., Stratil P., Wallmueller C., Weiser C., Warenits AM., Zajicek A., Ettl F., Magnet I., Uray T., Testori C., van Tulder R. 2018
Tracheal intubation by paramedics under limited indication criteria may improve the short-term outcome of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests with noncardiac origin. Takei Y., Enami M., Yachida T., Ohta K., Inaba H. 2010




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