Intervention Protocol

Videolaryngoscopy versus direct laryngoscopy for tracheal intubation in neonates

  1. Krithika Lingappan1,
  2. Jennifer Arnold1,
  3. Thomas L Shaw2,
  4. Caraciolo J Fernandes1,
  5. Mohan Pammi1,*

Editorial Group: Cochrane Neonatal Group

Published Online: 11 JUL 2012

Assessed as up-to-date: 21 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009975


How to Cite

Lingappan K, Arnold J, Shaw TL, Fernandes CJ, Pammi M. Videolaryngoscopy versus direct laryngoscopy for tracheal intubation in neonates (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD009975. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009975.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Baylor College of Medicine, Section of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Houston, Texas, USA

  2. 2

    Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Departments of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, Houston, Texas, USA

*Mohan Pammi, Section of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 6621 Fannin Street (WT 6-104), Houston, Texas, 77030, USA. mohanv@bcm.tmc.edu. suseela12@hotmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 11 JUL 2012

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

Primary objective

To determine the efficacy and safety of videolaryngoscopy compared to direct laryngoscopy in decreasing the time and attempts required for endotracheal intubation in neonates.

Secondary objectives

  1. To determine the effectiveness of videolaryngoscopy in decreasing the adverse effects, including hypoxia, bradycardia and hypotension, due to delay in successful establishment of an airway in neonates.
  2. To determine the effectiveness of videolaryngoscopy in decreasing airway injury, including palatal, laryngeal or pharyngeal injury, during endotracheal intubation.

Subgroups based on birth weight, experience of personnel, presence of congenital airway malformations and type of videolaryngoscopy equipment will be analyzed if data are available.