A year in review in Minerva Anestesiologica 2013

D. Chiumello, M. Allegri, F. Cavaliere, G. De Cosmo, G. Iohom, O. Langeron, A. Apan, P. Spieth, G. Capogna

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Background. We organized a training program for oral fiber optic intubation (FOI) under conscious sedation. The efficacy of the program was evaluated by comparing the performances of experts and novices. Methods. The training procedure was divided into two sessions: a theoretical session on difficult airways, the fiber optic bronchoscope (FOB), remifentanil, topical anesthesia and patient interactions; and a session involving simulations of the FOI technique on dummies. For in vivo FOI, we enrolled patients requiring orotracheal intubation for elective surgery. Electrocardiograms, mean arterial pressurewas railroaded over the fiberscope, and tracheal intubati6 and 7) FOIs, respectively, joined the study. To reach±23 bpm, P=0.02), and RR was decreased (from 16±3 to 12±4 bpm, P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266-280
Number of pages15
JournalMinerva Anestesiologica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Anesthesia
  • Conscious sedation
  • Fiber optic education
  • Fiber optic technology
  • Local

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Medicine(all)


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