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Emergency cricothyroidotomy for airway management

  1. Mette Legaard Andersson1,*,
  2. Ann Merete Møller2,
  3. Nathan Leon Pace3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Anaesthesia Group

Published Online: 13 JAN 2014

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010921

How to Cite

Andersson ML, Møller AM, Pace NL. Emergency cricothyroidotomy for airway management (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD010921. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010921.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Herlev University Hospital, Department of Anaesthesiology, Herlev, Denmark

  2. 2

    University of Copenhagen Herlev Hospital, The Cochrane Anaesthesia Review Group, Rigshospitalet & Department of Anaesthesiology, Herlev, Denmark

  3. 3

    University of Utah, Department of Anesthesiology, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

*Mette Legaard Andersson, Department of Anaesthesiology, Herlev University Hospital, Herlev Ringvej 75, Herlev, 2730, Denmark.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 13 JAN 2014




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  2. Abstract

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

To determine in the CICV situation which emergency cricothyroidotomy technique is superior—the surgical cricothyroidotomy or the percutaneous dilatation cricothyroidotomy—in adult patients aged 16 years or older in any emergency setting (including intensive care unit (ICU), emergency room (ER), operating room (OR) and prehospital care). Furthermore, to describe the techniques and devices that are available for emergency cricothyroidotomy, and to assess the advantages and disadvantages of the different techniques and devices in terms of success rate, performance time, complication rate and preferences among physicians performing the procedure.